Planning for the challenges of climate change adaptation

ACT Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti opening the symposium Visual scribe's illustration of David Lindenmeyer's talk, New perspectives on fire dynamics
8 April 2022

The ACT Government currently has an intense focus on the area of climate change adaptation, with a whole-of-government climate risk assessment recently concluded.

The next step in this process is detailed planning, and the ACT Government's division of Environment, Heritage and Water is leading the way by initiating work on a detailed framework for adaptation in this sector.

Today's symposium, attended by ACT Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti, ACT Minister for Land ManagementMick Gentleman, and (over 100) ACT mangers and policy makers and researchers from ANU, CSIRO and University of Canberra, was an initial event intended to kick start this process.

Throughout the day, fruitful and thought-provoking discussions were prompted by presentations from a range of leading climate scientists, ecologists and social scientists and provocation questions structured around three guiding themes of “values”, “transformation” and “uncertainty”.

Visual scribe Gavin Blake uniquely captured the essence of the presentations and table discussions.