Adapting to climate change

Climate change is already affecting communities around the world, including ours. In Canberra, climate change means longer, hotter summers and more heatwaves, increased risk of bushfires and more variable rainfall.

Despite efforts to reduce emissions, we will need to adapt to these changes and build our resilience to climate change impacts.

The ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-2025 brings together emission reduction, resilience and adaptation measures as part of a holistic response to climate change and, together with Canberra's Living Infrastructure Plan: Cooling the City, replaces the previous ACT Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (2016). Previous Adaptation Strategy actions that have not been completed and those that require ongoing effort are included in this strategy, along with new adaptation actions.

Key adaptation actions in the Strategy

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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.