Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne


Member event

Understanding and Managing Climate Risks and Liability for Councils

29 Aug 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cities Power Partnership members had the opportunity to join Professor Karen Hussey, Climate Councillor and Director of the Centre for Policy Futures, The University of Queensland to a deep-dive into the complex issue facing councils tackling climate change.

Some of the things Professor Hussey covered were:

  • How does climate change expose councils to liabilities?
  • What sort of claims could councils face? How can councils manage this preemptively?
  • How do councils assess climate change risk? What are some of the risks at the local level?
  • Mitigation actions that councils can undertake.
  • Adaptation actions that councils can (and increasingly must) take.