Local Government Climate Risk Assessment Training

Environment and Sustainability
In person
Monday, 14 October, 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007

$595 (plus GST)

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Local Government has an important role to play in responding to and managing the ever-increasing impacts of increasing temperatures, natural disasters and sea level rise. 

If ignored, the effects of climate change will have considerable impact on a Council's infrastructure, public health, the natural and built environment, service delivery and legal liability.

The need for Local Governments to respond to and manage the impacts of climate change has never been greater.

With adaptation planning being the most effective at the local level, it aims to reduce the risks associated with climate change. 

A key step in developing a Coporate Adaptation Plan is conducting a Climate Change Risk Assessment.

This one-day course has been designed for Local Government Officers involved in responding to climate change, by providing the skills and knowledge required to complete a first pass climate change risk assessment and corporate adaptation action planning.

Using case study information from their own organisations or regions, participants will have the opportunity to complete steps of a climate risk assessment during the training, to enhance their learning outcomes and gain the confidence to replicate this in real world scenarios. 

This course integrates with the WALGA Climate Change Action Framework.

Target Audience

This course is designed for Local Government Officers who are responsible for coordinating Council’s corporate adaptation action planning, which includes climate risk assessments, in their own organisations, or appointing/managing consultants that complete the work.

The course is ideal for Local Governments that are commencing their climate action journey, and those that are well progressed and are strengthening their approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand Local climate change risks and the concept of climate change adaptation across all areas of Council decision- making;
  • Identify and assess risks that climate change poses to Local Government operations;
  • Prioritise risks that require further action as a basis for decision-making and planning;
  • Identify actions that respond to these risks; and
  • Be confident in running a first pass climate risk assessment and/or managing consultants to complete the assessment.

Additional Training Resources:

  • E-learning module: designed to give a basic introduction to climate change and the concept of climate risk assessments contextualised in broader corporate adaptation planning. This is designed to be given to people within your organisation to prepare them to participate in your climate risk assessment.
  • Manual: designed to support you as the officer coordinating the climate risk assessment as a deeper dive into the framework and process for climate risk assessments with tips and tricks for running successful workshops, building your team and pull out resources to help you set up for a successful process. Additional case studies and further information on adaptation planning is also provided.

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

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Monday, 14 Oct 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$595 (plus GST)

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