Sector adaptation planning
A key objective of the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS) 2017–2030 is to foster greater collaboration between sector leaders, government agencies, local governments and other stakeholders to identify adaptation needs and opportunities and prioritise next steps.
To achieve this, the Queensland Government is supporting sectors to develop Sector Adaptation Plans and implement priority actions through the Sector Adaptation Planning Plus (SAP+) program.
Sector Adaptation Plans
Seven Sector Adaptation Plans have been collaboratively developed with stakeholders. They encourage knowledge sharing and consideration of cross-cutting climate issues, provide information on climate risk and opportunities within and across communities, and prioritise adaptation activities. The seven Sector Adaptation Plans are:
- Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Adaptation Plan (SME SAP) led by Business Chamber Queensland
- Biodiversity and Ecosystems Climate Adaptation Plan (B&E CAP) led by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the Cath Moran Ecological Consultancy
- Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Change Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) led by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)
- Emergency Management Sector Adaptation Plan led by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)
- Agriculture Sector Adaptation Plan (Ag SAP) led by Queensland Farmers’ Federation, AgForce and Growcom
- Built Environment and Infrastructure Sector Adaptation Plan (BE&I SAP) led by Dibbs Barker lawyers
- Building a resilient tourism industry: Queensland tourism climate change response plan (Tourism SAP) led by Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and Griffith Institute for Tourism
Sector Adaptation Plans Plus (SAP+) program
The Queensland Government is investing almost $700,000 in the SAP+ Program to implement a number of priority actions identified in the Sector Adaptation Plans.
Funding has been allocated to seven high-priority, co-designed collaborative projects, which aim to inform and build adaptive capacity across Queensland’s sectors, regions and communities.