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Everyone has a role to play in addressing climate change

Everyone has a role to play in addressing climate change by reducing fossil fuel emissions. That’s the message esteemed Professor Mark Howden will deliver in his keynote speech to next week’s Building Climate Resilience event at Birchip. Prof Howden, who is director of the Australian National University Climate Change Institute, a Vice Chair of the […]

Perspectives on Regional Regeneration

The phenomenon of people leaving rural communities for cities is not unique to Australian regions like the Wimmera-Mallee. But it can be slowed or even reversed, according to fourth-generation West Australian farmer Stuart McAlpine, who will be one of the speakers at a Building Climate Resilience event at the Birchip Town Hall on October 29. […]

Open conversations needed to build on resilient rural communities

Farmers, businesses and people living in rural communities will be urged to engage more openly and more often with city folk and policy makers, during a public event in Birchip next week. Keynote speaker Gabrielle Chan, a political journalist and author, said open conversations about adapting to climate change were necessary to ensure decisions were […]

Understanding weather patterns helps adaption

Climate experts are more confident about higher temperatures under climate change than they are about what the weather might do at your place in 10 days’ time. Agriculture Victoria climate specialist Graeme Anderson said climate change would bring challenges but also offered opportunities for farmers and businesses that were well-prepared. Mr Anderson, who leads the […]