Community Resilience

Community Resilience

Climate Planning was engaged by Kingborough Council (Tasmania) to help create and implement a community resilience program.  Tasks included the creation and promotion of a "community resilience" brand, community and business engagement, risk assessment inputs, creation of the photography competition, drop-in community zone, support for vulnerability and capacity assessments and other specialist advice. 

Click here to download the report about the project.

UNICEF Asia-Pacific

UNICEF Asia-Pacific

Climate Planning was the project lead on a research project that explored the climate change impacts on children in the Pacific, with a focus on Kiribati and Vanuatu.  In this project Climate Planning interviewed over thirty government officers,  peak body and NGO employees and development staff (e.g. World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNICEF). The project also involved climate change mapping, desktop analysis and children’s workshops. 

As part of the project the Climate Planning team also identified potential impacts that climate change adaptation policies  may have on children (i.e. leading to mal-adaptation).

To download the full technical report from the UNICEF website click here.

A summary report is also available here.

Rising to the challenge: Developing flexible coastal adaptation pathways for local communities project.

Rising to the challenge: Developing flexible coastal adaptation pathways for local communities project.

The TCAP project was funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) Coastal Adaptation Decision Pathways program. The project ran from July 2011 to August 2012. Climate Planning was engaged to review the above project and provide a critical analysis of the process and outcomes.

Climate Change Adaptation and the Boardroom

Climate Change Adaptation and the Boardroom

Climate Planning worked in partnership with Future Ready Pty Ltd and global law firm DLA Piper on the Climate Change in the Boardroom Project. 

This project set out to communicate adaptation to climate change to the “big end of town” and to gather soft data, acquire information and present issues back to the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), the funder of this research.   Through trusted information sharing networks, private closed-door meetings and one-on-one conversation with executives and senior management from over 100 companies we shared ideas, gathered, researched and refined information and tested our findings. 

This project shows that, on a whole, the Australian private sector is giving little consideration about the impacts climate change. This project has identified that considerable research gaps exist, but has also provided direction for organisations and researchers. Individual corporations and private sector peak bodies urgently need to explore the risks and opportunities that climate change and associated responses bring. This is especially so for the ICT, aviation, energy, insurance and finance sectors. 

Please click here to download the report.