Individuals and Households

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 PDF (1.6 MB)’, which provides a policy framework for the Government’s strategic management of climate change risks and opportunities.

Individuals and households can take action to mitigate the adverse consequences of a changed climate. How can you help climate change?

Small steps make a big collective difference. Decisions and actions within reach extend to:

  • powering your home with renewable energy
  • investing in energy-efficient appliances
  • reducing water waste
  • buying better bulbs
  • driving fuel efficient vehicles
  • making more use of public transport
  • changing to a more climate-friendly diet (i.e. eating meat-free meals, buying organic).

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.

Building and energy efficiency

Adapting to climate change can include a range of responses including building energy efficient features into a residential home.

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