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Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Project

Reducing risks and building community resilience

Project overview

This project informs communities and key stakeholders about climate impacts faced by the Torres Strait and the actions required to reduce risks and build community resilience.


  • Established the Torres Strait regional coordination group┬áto drive high level implementation of adaptation and resilience actions.

  • Monitoring local temperature and humidity to assess heat risks to communities.

  • Community shade tree project initiated through the Sustainable Horticulture Project.

  • Climate resilient communities pilot project with the communities of Masig and Mer.

  • School campuses supplied with weather stations and improved network of professional weather stations.

  • Emergency information dashboard established

    • Shipping risk forums and field exercises completed with AMSA and MSQ.
  • Climate Change Heat Risk Assessment Report completed.

  • Climate Change impacts on marine ecosystems and Fisheries technical workshop.

  • Climate Change impacts on island ecosystems workshop.

  • Regional Sustainable Waste Management Workshop.

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