Climate change has been recognized as a priority across the banking, investment, insurance, energy and communications sectors. Governments worldwide are recognizing that failure to act will result in increased frequency and intensity of weather events and disasters.
People living with poverty and disadvantage are most impacted by these events, as they are unable to afford to mitigate against the risks and may lack the mobility or transport to escape. This results in increased inequity, poverty and worsening health outcomes.
South Australia is expected to experience increased heatwaves, fires and the resultant smoke pollution, drought and dust pollution, more intense storm activity with flooding, and coastal inundation from rising sea levels and storm surges.
These events pose risks for health and community service sector organisations, their assets, people, clients and communities.
Join us for a workshop to get a greater understanding of the risks to your organization, learn how to access and use risk assessment tools and build preparedness and resilience in your organization, clients and community.
There are multiple sessions available in the metro area targeting different parts of our sector, so choose the session that most suits you, and register up to 3 people from your organization.
Our August sessions will focus on smaller organisations and the aged care sector.
Additional sessions are being planned to cater for regional areas in the Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and the Limestone Coast, as well as the Aboriginal community controlled sector.
Metropolitan sessions available - book at the link
- Small organisations (eg under 50 staff) - Wed 18 Aug
- Aged care - Wed 1 Sept
- Large organisations - Tues 14 Sept
- Disability services - Wed 20 Oct
- Housing and homelessness - Wed 27 Oct
- Health - Tues 2 Nov
Regional sessions available - book at the link
We hope you can join us!
These workshops are delivered by SACOSS and the Australian Red Cross. This project was funded under the Disaster Risk Reduction Grant Program and joint initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs and the South Australian Government.