31.08.2017

How local government are monitoring and evaluating their climate change adaptation plans and initiatives.

ICLEI Oceania is supporting PhD Research by a former staff member, Helen Scott, and encourages all ICLEI members to complete the brief survey, which is the ‘first step’ in the broader research project.

Many ICLEI member councils have assessed their risk and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, and are implementing climate change adaptation actions to lessen this risk. However, there is significant uncertainty around how you monitor and assess the effectiveness of adaptation initiatives. Helen is a PhD candidate with RMIT University and is looking at this conundrum as part of her PhD research.

Specifically, the first step of Helen’s research is seeking to learn whether local government are monitoring and evaluating their climate change adaptation plans and initiatives. She recognises there is wide diversity both in the nature of adaptation initiatives being implemented, and in the way these are monitored and evaluated, both formally and informally.

Participation in the survey is completely voluntary. Individual councils will not be identified in the analysis, and individuals completing the survey can remain anonymous. The survey also identifies an opportunity to continue to be engaged in the broader research project, should council wish to.

The survey will be open until Friday 6th October, 2017. It will take between 5 – 10 minutes to complete. The link to the survey, which also contains further information about the research, is: https://rmit.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cDdU6vaIk6jo7s1

If you have any questions or comments about completing the survey, please contact Helen on email: helen.scott@remove-this.rmit.edu.au 


 
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