The Wet Tropics Management Authority is offering funding grants to support actions that will reduce climate change impacts.
The Climate Action Grants, of up to $15,000, are designed to support scientists, organisations and community groups to conduct projects that tackle important climate change issues across the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (the Area).
They build on the release of the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s (the Authority’s) Accept, Act, Adapt: Climate Adaptation Plan for the Wet Tropics 2020–2030 in 2019.
The Authority’s Executive Director, Scott Buchanan, said increasing scientific knowledge about climate change impacts was critical for the future of the Area.
“The Authority works with the community to protect this precious place, guided by the best available science,” he said.
“A key focus of our Accept, Act, Adapt: Climate Adaptation Plan is to empower the community and increase scientific knowledge about how we can build the resilience of the world's oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforests.”
“These grants will help develop innovative solutions for the Area and increase community engagement.”
Projects that actively engage the Wet Tropics community and that are delivered through partnerships such as with Rainforest Aboriginal Peoples, youth, the eco-tourism sector, and the science and research community will be well regarded.
Application is by expression of interest (EOI) and must be submitted by 5pm Monday 16 August 2021.
Visit our Climate Action Grants page to download guidelines, frequently asked questions and an EOI form wettropics.gov.au/climate-action-grants.
For more information please contact the Authority on (07) 4241 0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org