Find out how you can take climate action as a community and contribute to the collective work to reduce emissions, build climate resilience, and protect our environment and lifestyle
Through work to reduce emissions, we can create new jobs and industries, along with helping our communities be more resilient and capable of responding to the impacts of climate change.
Our regions are extremely diverse, which is why the Queensland Government is taking a place-based approach to helping communities. This includes partnering with councils and local organisations to develop regional climate adaptation solutions and making sure that a changing climate is factored into planning and development decisions.
Communities and community groups have an important role to play in taking climate action, as part of the collective work to reduce emissions, build resilience to natural disasters, and protect our environment and lifestyle under a changing climate.
Climate action for your community
Here are some examples of ways to take climate action as a community:
- Understand how climate change will affect your community and region, and how you can avoid climate impacts. Climate science and data resources provide information including high-resolution climate projection data, regional climate change impact summaries, and Queensland’s latest greenhouse gas inventory.
- Reduce your organisation or community group’s carbon footprint by reducing energy and water usage.
- Explore options to become a zero-carbon community. Beyond Zero Emissions has a step-by-step guide for communities looking to achieve zero carbon status.
- If your community is interested in developing its own solar renewable energy project, this Community Renewable Energy Financing Toolkit includes a step-by-step manual for communities, including a core funding basics guidebook for community renewable energy projects and case studies.
- Check with your council about how you can get involved in sustainability and climate change projects and initiatives in your local area.
- Get Ready Queensland provides tools and resources to help build resilience to extreme weather and natural disasters.
- The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) provides a series of information briefs that focus on key locations or challenges:
- Share your climate action experiences and stories with others.
Let us know what actions you are taking to reduce emissions and build your resilience at home and in your community. We’d also like to understand how we can support you to take climate action.
Climate action projects
Take a look at how Queenslanders are benefiting from climate action in your region.