Climate Change is a global issue requiring local solutions and councils are at the forefront of developing these, and working with their communities to implement them.
The councils of Southern Tasmania through the STCA are taking a regional approach to addressing climate change and are involved in a range of projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assist in adapting to the climate impacts.
HEAT — Home Energy Audit Toolkit
RCCI — Regional Climate Change Initiative
RCCAP — Regional Council Climate Adaptation Project
The Regional Councils Climate Adaptation Project aims to improve the capability and resilience of Tasmanian councils to manage the risks of climate change.
The federally funded project, delivered by the STCA, commenced in Feb 2011 and will be completed by February 2012.
It is being piloted with the 12 Southern Tasmanian Councils and will develop:
- Council (Corporate) Climate Adaptation Plans
- Community Based Landuse Plans for the themes of: coastal, urban, peri-urban, rural and natural areas
- Regional Climate Adaptation Strategy
- Climate Adaptation Toolkit for review of Councils Adaptation Plans and extension to Cradle Coast and Northern Councils
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Home Energy Audit Toolkits (HEAT) can be borrowed, free of charge from your Council.
HEAT provides tools, instructions and information that enables households to undertake a home energy audit in their own space and time.
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HEAT was the winner of two categories in the 2011 Tasmanian Awards for Excellence: Local Government and Leadership in Climate Change Action. Read about it here
In 2009 the STCA with the support of the Hobart City Council established the Regional Climate Change Initiative.
The RCCI is comprised of representatives of the 12 councils and meet regularly to share information and resources on climate change action and initiatives. Meetings are attended by the Director of the Tasmanian Climate Change Office and guest speakers.