Phase 2

Solution Co-Design

Phase 2

We are working with people with expertise and experience in the prioritised climate adaptation challenges to design behaviour change interventions.

Interested in designing a behaviour change intervention to address climate adaptation challenges?

The need for co-design in climate adaptation

Co-design is the act of creating with stakeholders (business or customers) specifically within the design development process to ensure the results meet their needs and are usable.

Climate adaptation is needed now to address the challenges from warming and climate variability already "locked in". But most adaptation researchers and practitioners agree that there is a gap between the urgency and scale of the challenge, and the observed changes in behaviour of key stakeholders and populations that build adaptive capacity needed to meet it.

If this sounds like your experience, behavioural public policy can help address this gap. If you can invest the time and enthusiasm, we can help you apply behaviour science tools to shared challenges. Participants design a behaviour change campaign supported by expert advice and research, alongside people who also share the challenge. Each team will come out of the process with a behaviour change intervention that at least one member is willing to implement in their work, and the others support.   

Learn about the co-design process

Watch a recorded Q&A about the co-design process, which describes the Climate Adaptation Mission, the prioritised adaptation challenges, and what participating in the co-design process looks like.

Join the co-design process

If you:

  • Are working on a problem or opportunity in Australia on the prioritised adaptation challenges
  • Bring relevant knowledge, experience and/or networks
  • Are passionate about helping people make better decisions and change behaviour for good
  • Are willing and able to work in collaborative teams with people from different organisations and contexts
  • Like to learn by doing in developing a behaviour change intervention
  • Can commit to spend at least 10 and up to 16 FTE days in 5 half-day online workshops, offline contributions and project delivery work over May-Aug 2022.
  • Are willing and able to attempt to trial the resulting intervention from July 2022, where it aligns with your work and/or provide in-kind support to others in your group to do same
  • Have support from your organisation and/or community to commit to the above

The short co-design process application form is currently closed after our initial recruitment round, but please email: if you would like to be considered for late entry.

Co-design process application form

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