Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Action Plans

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In February 2022 the Victorian Government released Adaptation Action Plans (AAPs) for 7 systems considered most at-risk from climate change or vital to the state’s climate resilience, along with the overarching policy summary Building Victoria’s Climate Resilience. The AAPs are the final piece of a complex climate policy framework envisioned by the State Government 6 years ago. They assess the climate challenges facing each system — from the natural and built environments, water and primary industries to health, education and transport — and outline ongoing adaptation efforts as well as documenting key priorities for government action for the next 5 years. This article sets the release of the AAPs in the context of recent developments in Victorian adaptation policy and planning, describes their achievements and challenges, and points to what will be needed in future iterations of the plans if Victoria is to move towards a well-adapted and just future under increasingly severe climate impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Environment Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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