Local government is at the forefront of managing the impacts of climate change. The Australian Government is assisting local governments to prepare their communities for climate change.
Early planning to identify and prepare for the risks from climate change will help protect the well-being of our communities, local economy and built and natural environments.
Supporting local governments
The Australian Government is helping local governments to identify their risks from climate change and develop responses.
Through the Local Adaptation Pathways Program, the Australian Government is providing funding to help councils undertake climate change risk assessments and develop action plans to prepare for the likely local impacts of climate change.