Climate impacts are already here. We need solutions, support and solidarity enacted now.
This November we're launching the Frontline Climate Alliance Victoria, to make the case for the Victorian government to resource adaptation for climate impacted Vic communities.
The alliance will build grassroots power for community led adaptation solutions, and build pressure on the Victorian government to act on climate adaptation.
While there are lots of alliances focused on resisting extractive projects and cutting emissions, there is less work happening to bring communities together on the basis of building resilience to climate impacts.
The Victorian government has made impressive investments into emissions reduction measures in the last ten years. However, in 2023, it seems bizarre that there is still no annual provision of resources in the budget for long term climate adaptation and resilience.
Communities need to make the case for the government to create a dedicated fund for climate adaptation. Through solidarity we can share knowledge and skills with each other as communities battle the same impacts.
This first call will be:
- to hear from people about what can be done to uplift the struggles of communities as we experience increasing locked in climate impacts.
- a space for Friends of the Earth campaigners to share ideas about how grassroots communities across Victoria can benefit from a campaign for a Community Climate Adaptation Fund.
Many communities around the state are already experimenting with different ways to monitor and build resilience to impacts. When climate disasters do happen, we want to be able to signal-boost messages from local communities about what support they need.
This meeting can be attended in person or online.--
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Victoria. We pay respect to Elders past and present as well as to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded. This is stolen land.