What's involved in making your community 'climate ready'?
Stage 1: Understand what climate change means for your community
Let's start with the basics.
Climate change is making extreme weather events and disasters more frequent and intense across the world. These changes will impact just about every aspect of our lives. Climate Ready Communities explains how you can find out what climate change will mean for your community.
Stage 2: Get ready to engage your community
Once you understand how climate change can to impact your area, it is time to develop a plan for having a conversation with your community. This means getting clear about who you want to talk with and why.
Check out Climate Ready Communities for some tips to help you think through who you might like to involve from your community, and key messages when talking with them.
Stage 3: Have a climate-ready conversation
Values can be a good place to start a conversation. This involves:
Stage 4: Identify your next steps
The final stage in supporting your community to get climate ready is to help people work out their next steps.
Actions will vary depending on the people you are working with. Climate Ready Communities contains action checklists for individuals and households, community groups and organisations, community service organisations and local councils.
One of the most important actions you can take is to prepare your household for emergencies and start to build your own personal support network.