Victorian Centre of Climate Change Adaption Research (VCCCAR)


Professor Lee Godden
Associate Professor Jacqueline Peel
Mr Matthew Bell
Dr Francine Rochford (La Trobe University)
Ms Rachel Carter (La Trobe University)
Ms Jude Wallace (Melbourne School of Engineering)
Professor John Handmer (RMIT)

Project Title

Governance Models for Adaptation and Natural Disaster Risk Management: Legal, Regulatory, Institutional and Financial Assessment

Project Summary

This project will investigate Victorian legal, financial and institutional frameworks for managing the risks of extreme events and natural disasters and make recommendations for incorporating decision-making under the uncertainty introduced by climate risk. It will identify specific risk management mechanisms in land use planning, catchment management, natural resource management and infrastructure development. It aims to inform the development of the Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan (Climate Change Act 2010 Vic) and subsequent policy development, law reform and implementation, working closely with government partners to identify options for knowledge transfer to support decision-making through accessible practitioner and policy related publications.