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About this tool

How Well Are We Adapting is a web-based climate change adaptation monitoring, evaluation and reporting tool for Victorian local governments.

Though governments around the world are beginning to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the impacts from climate change that have already occurred will continue to play out. We will face continued climate change throughout this century, making climate impacts that cannot be avoided even more severe.

The local governments which are members of How Well Are We Adapting are already committed to action and advocacy to assist their communities respond to climate change.

For residents in their municipalities, the tool raises awareness of local climate change impacts and how to address them. An internal reporting section helps local government staff track the impacts on council services and assets and evaluate responses over the long term to understand how well they are adapting to climate change. The internal reporting tool is provided through a subscription service that supports a facilitated community of practice for local government adaptation response.

A new Adaptive Capacity Checklist provides an organisational scan of adaptation ‘readiness’ for local governments and is freely available for any local government to complete as a self-assessment to help inform their adaptation response planning.