The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and the Department of Environment and Science (DES) have established a partnership to support local governments in Queensland to plan for and respond to climate change.
The Q CRC is a five-year program working with Queensland local governments to strengthen internal council decision-making processes to respond to climate change.
The objectives of the program are to ensure:
- the barriers to Queensland local government incorporation of climate change considerations and responses in core decision-making are understood;
- Queensland local governments have ready access to tested, accurate, appropriately targeted and fit-for-purpose information, templates and documents enabling defensible, timely and effective local climate change decision-making;
- local governments participating in detailed governance assessments are supported to explicitly incorporate climate change considerations in statutory and corporate documents, systems and processes; and
- testing of the preparation of multi-stakeholder local government climate strategies that will inform the finalisation of the Queensland local government climate risk management framework.