Time: 6:00pm - 8:00 pm (catering provided)
Please follow this link to access the LGA’s “Climate Risk Management Guidance Notes” http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=6788
For: Are you an elected member with a particular passion for maintaining the financial sustainability of your council? If so, this briefing will be of interest to you.
This briefing will focus on why it is important for councils to consider climate risk when discharging financial management obligations, and in asset management plans. The briefing will be accompanied by the LGA’s ‘Climate Risk Management: A guide for local government financial managers in South Australia’ and ‘Climate Risk Management: A guide for local government engineers and asset managers in South Australia’. These documents will be made available to you prior to the briefing.
The session will provide an overview of the risks for councils as extreme events increase in number and severity. It will explore why elected members are responsible for considering climate risks, and how legal liability may result from a failure to take action. Speakers will provide practical examples of their experiences with climate risk management in the context of financial risk management.
Please note: webinar option is available for councils. Please contact Emma Urvan if you wish to attend this session via webinar.