Find out about local climate change predictions and important links.
Individuals, businesses and government must work together to meet the challenges of climate change. The best place to start is in your own street, in your own community, to help make a difference.
Projected trends for East Gippsland can be found in the CSIRO Southern Slopes Cluster Report. On page 52 it makes the following predictions for eastern Victoria using three models and two emissions scenarios (low and high scenarios):
- Temperature of 19.8 degrees C (1995 baseline) is predicted increase to between 20.8-21.2 degrees C by 2030, and 21.7-24.6 degrees C by 2090.
- Annual rainfall of 611mm (1995 baseline) is predicted to decrease to between 481-543mm by 2030, and 403-570mm by 2090.
- Drought Factor of 6 (1995 baseline) is predicted to increase to between 6-6.4 by 2030, and to 6.4-7.3 by 2090.
- Severe Fire Danger Days of 0.5 (1995 baseline) is predicted to increase to between 0.5-0.8 by 2030, and to 0.7-1.9 by 2090 - which is the number of Forest Fire Danger Days greater than 50 days per year.
East Gippsland Shire
The Council Plan recognises that East Gippsland Shire is vulnerable to coastal hazards, inundation, fire and extreme natural events and climate change has potential to increase our vulnerability. Work is continuing to understand the nature and extent of future impacts on communities. Council is committed to assisting communities to adapt to future conditions in a planned way. This is a key driver for the organisation in the coming years.
In the past we partnered with ICLEI Oceania, and participated in the Adaptive and Resilient Communities (ARC) Program: Establishment Phase. This assisted East Gippsland Shire Council develop an action plan addressing key climate change impacts, for adaptation planning. We are also undertaking Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership (VASP) projects in East Gippsland by partnering with the State Government to increase resilience and reduce risk from climate change.
Climate Change Links
Climate Change Australia
Department of Environment (Climate Change)
Department of Environment Land Water and Planning
Victoria Climate Change