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Frontline Climate Alliance Vic Meeting #5

Climate impacts are already here. We need solutions, support and solidarity enacted now. 

In November we launched 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 call will progress discussions about climate impacts, our responses and solutions. We will share 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 is online.

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We acknowledge that the lands we meet and work on across so called Victoria are stolen from First Nations people. Climate justice means land back and there can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations communities everywhere. Act on Climate values the leadership of elders past and present in caring for country. Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people under settler colonialism in so called Australia is critical in the fight for liberation from all oppressive systems that devalue and exploit people and the environment.
WHEN
May 27, 2024 at 12:00pm
WHERE
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
312 Smith St
Wurundjeri Country
Collingwood, VIC 3065
Australia
Google map and directions
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Community Resilience Mapping: How To

Good climate resilience strategies that keep community members safe - this is the outcome of Community Resilience Mapping. The activity aids the exploration and understanding of a specific area's risk to climate impacts. It identifies the residents most at risk, where a community's has strong climate resilience, and where the gaps are in its climate impact readiness.


Read on for more on community resilience mapping and how to map your community's climate impact preparedness.

 

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Climate Resilience Inquiry: Make a Submission

The Victorian government is running an Inquiry into Climate Resilience, which will look into the preparedness of communities facing climate disasters across the state. This is an opportunity for you to share your experiences, stories, concerns and ideas for climate adaptation. Do you think Victoria is prepared for incoming climate impacts? What do you think the state needs to do to prepare?

Our submission guide below lines out the submission process and makes it easy for you to have your say to ensure VIC's climate adaptation is community led...

 

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Add Your Name: A Community Climate Adaptation Fund for Victoria

To prepare for locked-in climate impacts, we need ongoing funding for community-led adaptation work. 

Will you call on the Victorian government to support communities in building resilience to climate impacts?

 

When it comes to tackling the climate crisis, every inch of a degree of warming that we can prevent by rapidly reducing emissions still matters. But climate impacts like bushfires, floods, drought and extreme weather are already inflicting blows on communities around the country. We know we need to prepare for a certain amount of warming that is locked in.

The majority of funding to address climate impacts is currently put into disaster relief, but we can’t only be on a reactive footing to climate impacts. Communities want funding in advance of climate disasters to build resilience and lessen the damage of impacts when they hit.

We call on the Victorian government to establish a permanent Victorian Community Climate Adaptation Fund (VCCAF). The fund would distribute money annually to community groups that apply to undertake localised adaptation and resilience projects. This approach would help the government meet its obligations to the Victorian Climate Change Act (2017) and ensure Victorian communities can enhance their capacity to adapt to impacts.

When the Victorian government has provided one-off grant programs for communities to carry out adaptation work in the past, they have been dramatically oversubscribed. It is clear that there is strong demand for support of local solutions that empower communities.

The government can build on its previous successful grant scheme models by establishing a permanent VCCAF. The nature of the fund would take into account the highly localised nature of climate impacts, and accordingly take a bottom-up approach of dispersing money to local groups that know the unique needs of their communities well.

Add your name to show your support for a permanent Victorian Community Climate Adaptation Fund.

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AoC Social Collective Meeting

The Act on Climate collective meet weekly on Tuesday evenings. On the second Thursday of the month we are hosting a social event instead of a meeting. This is an opportunity for new and existing members to gather outside of FoE HQ to chat about what's going informally, check in and hang out. This months meetup will be purely about supporting Camp Sovereignty, .

This month's location TBC - previous events have been held at Camp Sovereignty, a space at so-called King's Domain in the city which has significant history for First Nations people. The AoC collective plan to visit the camp regularly in solidarity with First Nations struggles and organising on this continent, in Palestine and beyond as communities fight for liberation from settler-colonialism. We encourage everyone to support Camp Sovereignty by heading down, listening, having conversations and participating in the space. See updates from the BPU here.


Act on Climate campaigns for climate justice with frontline communities, workers, and unions. The collective is building an alliance with grassroots groups towards climate resilience and local solutions with social justice at its' core.
We led the community campaign for the Andrews government to set science-based Emissions Reduction Targets and are now calling on the Victorian government to commit to funding community climate resilience. 
Weekly collective meetings are the engine room for our campaigns. Dinner is included, with the meal cooked by a collective member.

Come along to get involved in grassroots action for climate justice. 


NOTE: Friends of the Earth is a COVID-safe workplace. At face-to-face meetings, we ask that attendees are fully vaccinated. 

We acknowledge that the lands we meet and work on across so called Victoria are stolen from First Nations people. There can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations communities everywhere. Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people under settler colonialism in so called Australia is critical in the fight for liberation from all oppressive systems that devalue and exploit people and the environment.


WHEN
May 16, 2024 at 7:00pm
WHERE
TBC
Kings Domain Alexandra Ave
Wurundjeri Country
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia
Google map and directions
rsvp

Act on Climate collective meeting & dinner (online and in-person)

ORGANISING MEETINGS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT


Act on Climate campaigns for climate justice with frontline communities, workers, and unions. The collective is building an alliance with grassroots groups towards climate resilience and local solutions with social justice at its' core.
We led the community campaign for the Andrews government to set science-based Emissions Reduction Targets and are now calling on the Victorian government to commit to funding community climate resilience. 
Weekly collective meetings are the engine room for our campaigns. Dinner is included, with the meal cooked by a collective member.

Come along to get involved in grassroots action for climate justice. 


NOTE: Friends of the Earth is a COVID-safe workplace. At face-to-face meetings, we ask that attendees are fully vaccinated. 

We acknowledge that the lands we meet and work on across so called Victoria are stolen from First Nations people. There can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations communities everywhere. Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people under settler colonialism in so called Australia is critical in the fight for liberation from all oppressive systems that devalue and exploit people and the environment.


WHEN
May 21, 2024 at 6:00pm
WHERE
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
312 Smith St
Wurundjeri Country
Collingwood, VIC 3065
Australia
Google map and directions
rsvp

Act on Climate collective meeting & dinner (online and in-person)

ORGANISING MEETINGS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT


Act on Climate campaigns for climate justice with frontline communities, workers, and unions. The collective is building an alliance with grassroots groups towards climate resilience and local solutions with social justice at its' core.
We led the community campaign for the Andrews government to set science-based Emissions Reduction Targets and are now calling on the Victorian government to commit to funding community climate resilience. 
Weekly collective meetings are the engine room for our campaigns. Dinner is included, with the meal cooked by a collective member.

Come along to get involved in grassroots action for climate justice. 


NOTE: Friends of the Earth is a COVID-safe workplace. At face-to-face meetings, we ask that attendees are fully vaccinated. 

We acknowledge that the lands we meet and work on across so called Victoria are stolen from First Nations people. There can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations communities everywhere. Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people under settler colonialism in so called Australia is critical in the fight for liberation from all oppressive systems that devalue and exploit people and the environment.


WHEN
April 23, 2024 at 6:00pm
WHERE
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
312 Smith St
Wurundjeri Country
Collingwood, VIC 3065
Australia
Google map and directions
rsvp

Act on Climate collective meeting & dinner (online and in-person)

ORGANISING MEETINGS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT


Act on Climate campaigns for climate justice with frontline communities, workers, and unions. The collective is building an alliance with grassroots groups towards climate resilience and local solutions with social justice at its' core.
We led the community campaign for the Andrews government to set science-based Emissions Reduction Targets and are now calling on the Victorian government to commit to funding community climate resilience. 
Weekly collective meetings are the engine room for our campaigns. Dinner is included, with the meal cooked by a collective member.

Come along to get involved in grassroots action for climate justice. 


NOTE: Friends of the Earth is a COVID-safe workplace. At face-to-face meetings, we ask that attendees are fully vaccinated. 

We acknowledge that the lands we meet and work on across so called Victoria are stolen from First Nations people. There can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations communities everywhere. Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people under settler colonialism in so called Australia is critical in the fight for liberation from all oppressive systems that devalue and exploit people and the environment.


WHEN
April 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
WHERE
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
312 Smith St
Wurundjeri Country
Collingwood, VIC 3065
Australia
Google map and directions
rsvp

Act on Climate collective meeting & dinner (online and in-person)

ORGANISING MEETINGS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT


Act on Climate campaigns for climate justice with frontline communities, workers, and unions. The collective is building an alliance with grassroots groups towards climate resilience and local solutions with social justice at its' core.
We led the community campaign for the Andrews government to set science-based Emissions Reduction Targets and are now calling on the Victorian government to commit to funding community climate resilience. 
Weekly collective meetings are the engine room for our campaigns. Dinner is included, with the meal cooked by a collective member.

Come along to get involved in grassroots action for climate justice. 


NOTE: Friends of the Earth is a COVID-safe workplace. At face-to-face meetings, we ask that attendees are fully vaccinated. 

We acknowledge that the lands we meet and work on across so called Victoria are stolen from First Nations people. There can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations communities everywhere. Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people under settler colonialism in so called Australia is critical in the fight for liberation from all oppressive systems that devalue and exploit people and the environment.


WHEN
May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
WHERE
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
312 Smith St
Wurundjeri Country
Collingwood, VIC 3065
Australia
Google map and directions
rsvp

Act on Climate collective meeting & dinner (online and in-person)

ORGANISING MEETINGS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT


Act on Climate campaigns for climate justice with frontline communities, workers, and unions. The collective is building an alliance with grassroots groups towards climate resilience and local solutions with social justice at its' core.
We led the community campaign for the Andrews government to set science-based Emissions Reduction Targets and are now calling on the Victorian government to commit to funding community climate resilience. 
Weekly collective meetings are the engine room for our campaigns. Dinner is included, with the meal cooked by a collective member.

Come along to get involved in grassroots action for climate justice. 


NOTE: Friends of the Earth is a COVID-safe workplace. At face-to-face meetings, we ask that attendees are fully vaccinated. 

We acknowledge that the lands we meet and work on across so called Victoria are stolen from First Nations people. There can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations communities everywhere. Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people under settler colonialism in so called Australia is critical in the fight for liberation from all oppressive systems that devalue and exploit people and the environment.


WHEN
May 28, 2024 at 6:00pm
WHERE
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
312 Smith St
Wurundjeri Country
Collingwood, VIC 3065
Australia
Google map and directions
rsvp