This project, funded by the Australian Department of Defence’s Strategic Policy Grants program, is focused on developing a whole-of-government toolkit and approach to coordinating national climate resilience in the Indo-Pacific.

This project will help Defence to develop the critical skills identified as urgently necessary by the 2016 White Paper and 2017 Senate Committee report on Climate Change and Security. The aim is to build strategic coordination of national security and climate change resilience building in the Indo-Pacific region. Strategic policy actors must increasingly assimilate and communicate good evidence to collaborate effectively within and between government institutions, and with their international partners. Using an engaged co-design approach, the project provides Defence with a toolkit to enable strategic partnership at home and abroad to enhance Australia’s national resilience.