Climate Adaptation Mission

BWA Consortium Collaborative Program

This Mission led by BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA) and its partners explores how systemic behavioural public policy experiments could have a substantial impact on reducing projected harms from climate change. It is part of the BehaviourWorks Australia Consortium, which has a focus on identifying shared policy challenges between partners and tackling them with behavioural approaches. 

This mission leverages the combined reach, resources and expertise of the following BWA Consortium partners: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic), Sustainability Victoria, The Shannon Company, and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment.


What's happened so far?

On 19 July, 2021, BWA and its partners sat down and came to an agreement to explore a reformulated mission goal that emphasises well-being, resilience, and the ability to thrive for potentially vulnerable groups that would be empowering to them. 

Our initial meeting concluded:

  • the selection and identification of the problems, people, and places the Mission will target (see 'background');
  • the intended outcome of the adaptation interventions: boosting capacity and resilience of vulnerable groups.
  • Other possible enablers included: prioritising climate risk in policy, identifying co-benefits in policy, and convening stakeholders to set a shared agenda.

What's next?

We are finalising the priority climate adaptation 'challenges' we'll seek to address, with co-designed behaviour change trials in 2022 - 2023. 

We recently invited stakeholders and other potential collaborators to a Prioritisation Summit to choose the 4-6 key challenges we will take forward into the co-design phase.

Interested in getting involved?

If you're interested in participating in future Mission activities, provide your contact information in this survey.

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Please feel free to visit the program web page if you want to refresh your understanding of the program or access key reports (see below) before proceeding.

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