Spatial Vision and Natural Decisions were engaged by 7 of Victoria’s 10 CMAs to support NRM planning efforts in view of the likely impacts of climate change.

The objectives of the project were to:

  • Identify areas in the landscape that will be most impacted by climate change;
  • Propose a process to consider such impacts that is logical, comprehensive and transparent; and
  • Develop recommendations for identifying priority locations for management action

The project identifies which of Victoria’s natural environmental assets are most at risk from anticipated changes. In addition to incorporating direct climate stressors, the project also considers the impact of indirect climate impacts, such as sea level rise and storm surge in coastal areas. Four time frames were identified between 2030 and 2090 to gauge the likely timing of anticipated changes, and two carbon emission scenarios.