Adapting to climate change involves planning and action by individuals, communities and businesses to cope with the effects of a changing climate.
The Northern Territory Government released the ‘Climate Change Response: Towards 2050 ’, which provides a policy framework for the Government’s strategic management of climate change risks and opportunities.
Community groups can take action to manage or reduce the adverse consequences of a changed climate.
Key initiatives include:
Home and Business Battery Scheme
If you are a Northern Territory homeowner, business or a not-for-profit organisation, you can apply for a $6,000 grant for battery installations. You can use the grant to buy and install batteries and inverters. Homeowners that own a business can apply for their home and business.
For further information and to apply see the Home and Business Battery Scheme page on NT.GOV.AU.
These batteries significantly reduce costs for households and businesses by reducing the amount of power that has to be purchased from the grid. Batteries can also be designed to build resilience for families and businesses by maintaining power supply during unavoidable outages that can occur during cyclones and extreme weather events.
Northern Territory Risk Reduction Program
The Northern Territory Risk Reduction Program is a competitive grants program established under a National Partnership Agreement with the Australian Government on Disaster Risk Reduction, and is open to local governments, not-for-profit organisations with emergency management responsibilities, research institutions with project endorsement from an emergency management organisation listed in the Territory Emergency Plan and Northern Territory Government departments.
The program aims to reduce the risks and limit the impacts of natural disasters in the Northern Territory by maximising opportunities to better understand natural disasters, enhance investment and improve governance.
The program will deliver grant funding for eligible projects (up to a maximum of $150 000 (GST inclusive) per project). Further information on the program can be found from the Northern Territory Risk Reduction Program page on NT.GOV.AU.