Posts Tagged ‘local government’
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The Liveable & Just Toolkit is the culmination of a project to explore how local governments across Victoria are responding to the social and equity impacts of climate change.
In June 2009 the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and Melbourne University’s McCaughey Centre travelled across the state to hear directly from local governments about issues of priority, success stories, challenges, and lessons learned in addressing the social and equity impacts of climate change. Workshops covered crucial issues such as heatwaves and bushfires, rising costs of water, energy and transport, physical and mental health, and the heightened vulnerability of groups such as the mentally ill, homeless, aged, and infants. In response to workshop outcomes and recommendations, the Liveable & Just Toolkit provides a practical framework to help integrate responses to the social and equity impacts of climate change across council activities. It also presents ideas and suggestions for local government to respond to climate change in ways that simultaneously promote social justice.
Toolkits available for download from the website:
- Addressing social and equity impacts of climate change: The case for local government action
- Reducing vulnerability: Strategies for local government to identify and help reduce vulnerability to climate change
- Engaging communities: Tips for effective and inclusive climate change community engagement
- Building resilience: Ideas for local government to strengthen community resilience to climate change
The toolkit is designed for use by those in roles of varying seniority within the local government sphere and across a range of council activities including sustainability, health and wellbeing, economic and community development, and planning. The toolkit will also be highly relevant to community organisations working alongside or in direct partnership with local governments.
Visit the website for more information on the toolkit.
Regional Workshops: May-June 2011
The VLGA will deliver a series of workshops in regional Victoria in May and June, sponsored by mecu Ltd and hosted by local governments and regional cities. These will enable you to use the toolkit to build on existing organisational and community strengths in addressing a range of climate-related social and equity impacts.
Workshop dates and locations – all sessions run 9.30am-4pm
Bendigo: Thursday 12 May Capital Theatre, View St
Ballarat: Thursday 19 May Town Hall, Sturt St
Wodonga: Thursday 26 May Wodonga TAFE, 87 McKoy St, West Wodonga
Mildura: Friday 3 June Alfred Deakin Centre, 180 Deakin Ave (Cnr 12th St)
Latrobe: Friday 17 June Quality Inn Latrobe Convention Centre, Princes Hwy Traralgon
Visit the workshop website to register or find out more.
Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on July 28th, 2009
The 4th Annual Local Government Sustainable Development Conference will showcase leading edge examples of outstanding environmental initiatives by Australian local governments.
Tuesday 18th – Wednesday 19th August
The Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne
This conference is designed to assist local government practitioners to identify, plan and implement best-practice sustainable development solutions, particularly related to reducing the carbon footprint.
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Faye Adams represents the Manningham City Council whose policy statements include a vision in developing a sustainable city. They aim to tackle the issue of climate change through: reducing household waste, installing water tanks and adopting energy efficiency programs.