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Climate Change

Find out about local climate change predictions.

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.

 

Community Carbon Emissions

For the first time there is a community emissions profile for East Gippsland. 

The Snapshot community climate tool developed by Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability is the first national tool with data at the municipality level. All local profiles together add up to the national emissions total, meaning that no emissions go unaccounted for.  While East Gippsland Shire Council undertakes corporate emissions monitoring from their own operations, the Snapshot website outlines emissions from the whole community.  Here is emissions profile for East Gippsland.

 

TAKE2 Pledge

East Gippsland Shire Council has made the following TAKE2 pledge: East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to tackling climate change. We have a role in maintaining, protecting and enhancing the regions environment. We do this by using our resources more efficiently, by reducing our everyday impacts, planning for changing conditions and encouraging the people of East Gippsland to do the same”.  More information about what Council has been doing to combat climate change and reduce emissions can be found on the Bright Futures Your Say page.

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Predictions and risks

The latest Victorian Climate Projections 2019 by CSIRO and DELWP were released in October 2019.  The data covers Victoria at a 5km by 5km scale, and includes a range of variables such as average and extreme temperature and rainfall, relative humidity, evaporation and fire weather out to 2090 for moderate and high greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.

Gippsland faces a number of varying climate risks including:

• more frequent and intense heavy rainfalls causing flooding

• harsher bushfires

• more days of extreme heat

• sea level rise combined with storm surges, causing flooding and other impacts

• more storms including hailstorms (source: Climate Ready Victoria and Adapting to climate change impacts)

 

Climate Ready Victoria has much information and resources, including predicted local impacts detailed in the Gippsland Climate Ready brochure.

 

For East Gippsland this booklet has been developed for homeowners, businesses and residents.  It summaries the existing large volume of information into the most relevant risks and actions that can be undertaken.

 

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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.

 

We have undertaken Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership projects by partnering with the state government to increase resilience and reduce risk from climate change.

 

Climate Change Links

Climate Council

ClimateWorks

CoastAdapt

Department of Environment (Climate Change)

Victoria Climate Change (Department of Environment Land Water and Planning)

Earth Watch

Agriculture Victoria

Climate Change Australia

 

 

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