‘Whatever the Weather, We’re Ready’

Whatever the Weather, We’re Ready seeks to inform and engage local communities on the critical issue of climate change. It encourages people to begin to respond to and prepare for local changes in the climate and impacts.

Whatever the Weather has arisen from the Regional Climate Change Adaption Project (RCCAP) undertaken by the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA).

RCCAP developed council climate change adaption plans for each of the 12 southern councils along with a regional strategy picking up common risks and adaption objectives for southern Tasmania. It was through this that a need was identified to encourage communities to begin adapting to changes on our climate.

Importantly, Whatever the Weather highlights that climate change is real and because of this Tasmania is experiencing more extreme weather conditions. For instance, in the past 12 months Tasmania has experienced unseasonal bushfires in October and floods in January.

It is hoped that Whatever the Weather can lead to a greater appreciation by our communities of the risks that they and their families may face from a changing climate in the future and therefore lead to increased resilience.

Please view the Whatever the Weather, We’re Ready videos and help spread the word on getting ready to adapt to climate change by sharing them with your friends on social media.

If you would like further information on how to adapt your behaviour to climate change please contact your local council.

There is also information on how to prepare your property for a bushfire available at the following websites:

The project has been made possible with support of the Tasmanian State Government who provided a grant of $15,000 for the project as well as $36,000 in funding contributions from the Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough Councils and in kind project support from Think South.

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