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FACE TO FACE BRIEFING

Nationally and internationally recognised specialists provide a 2 hour briefing and unique opportunity to discuss how climate changes impact council's and the community's priorities.

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DETAILED GOVERNANCE ASSESSMENTS

A detailed governance assessment (GA) evaluates and rates council's responses against leading practice standards for 10 quantitative and 7 qualitative governance indicators (7 more than the statewide baseline assessment).

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT CLIMATE RESILIENT NETWORK

The Climate Resilient Network is comprised of councillors, CEOs and staff interested in working with the program on the development of tools and resources and peer to peer sharing of knowledge and experiences. The network is the first to receive notifications of new resources and opportunities like sponsorships and project grants.

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QLD LG CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK & GUIDELINE

Guided by the key principles for local-level climate change planning and action, the framework is a cyclic and iterative process with nine decision points for action, framed by a key question. Guiding principles, recommended actions and key resources are provided to support undertaking each step.

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LEADING PRACTICE RESOURCES FOR COUNCILLORS & STAFF

A stocktake to identify existing national and international resources and tools relevant to local government was undertaken by the Griffith University Climate Response Program, and guided by needs analysis and detailed governance assessment results. The resources have been reviewed by a panel of Griffith University experts and members of the Local Government Climate Resilient Network.

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INDIGENOUS LG CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES

Yarrabah and Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Councils worked with the program's consultants and their communities to co-create a podcast and poster telling the story of climate change in their country through the observations and voices of their communities. The podcasts are played on their local radio station and the posters used to raise awareness of climate change impacts and actions the community and council can take.

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CLIMATE RESILIENT QUEENSLAND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Climate change is already manifesting as complex and evolving legal, social, economic, and environmental risk. However, unlike traditional risk management, tackling climate risk requires unique skills and approaches that enable effective decision-making under uncertainty. The program has worked with Sustainably to create a suite of accredited courses.

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GOVERNANCE COMPARISON PLATFORM

To be completed before the end of the program, this members only platform is a legacy product enabling councils to continue to assess and record their governance practice improvements and compare their scores with other councils, long after the program ends. The platform will allow councils to find a peer that has scored well in an indicator they would like to improve and enable councils to share documents and lessons learned from their experiences with each other.