Identify risks and vulnerability

To help local government staff manage potential risks arising from climate change, we have prepared the Guide to Climate Change Risk Assessment for NSW Local Government.

This guide offers a step-by-step process to conduct or revise a climate change risk assessment. Helping councils to:

  • undertake a climate change risk assessment using an approach based on standardised methods
  • refine previous climate change risk assessments
  • generate information that can be used to develop adaptation strategies and make decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty.

Regional vulnerability assessments

We have developed a process for coordinating responses to climate change across multiple agencies and regions.

The Integrated Regional Vulnerability Assessment (IRVA) initiative uses local knowledge to identify potential threats and possible options.

Regional climate data

The latest climate data for each region are available to help councils understand their exposure to local climate variability.