Preparedness for climate change and weather extremes
Integrated recovery planning at multiple levels, from property to council to regional. Planning will target recovery from long-term and short-term climate impacts, such as flooding, cyclones, drought, heat-waves, changes to invasive species and water availability. This includes short and long-term preparation.
How was it identified?
This issue has been reported by landholders post cyclones and informed through the RIS workshops and Your Climate interviews. Stream 2 messages discuss options for recovery.
- Work with community and local governments to develop recovery plans that incorporate weed surveillance and management.
- Identify with landholders the critical issues related to climate change, such as crop failure, drought, heat waves.
- Identify issues related to post-event recovery, such as fire and cyclones.
- Use historic and current datasets to identify key areas to manage weeds.
- Develop robust surveillance and monitoring techniques for weed infestations.
- Engage and provide information about local climate impacts.
- Discuss how these will affect land management in the long term.
- Discuss the critical issues that affect land managers after severe events, such as fire and cyclones.
- Use the results of previous weed infestation data to target areas where the risk of weed spread is greatest.
- Identify new ways of implementing land management to better adapt to climate impacts.
- Potentially include changes to infrastructure, energy sources (solar), water management or new crops.
- Prepare post recovery plans and ensure support is available to respond to events.
- Develop flexible funding mechanisms to respond to events in a timely manner.
- Implement the plans across the local government areas.
- Trial the new approaches in specific areas as models.
- Invest and monitor the new approaches to adapt land management.