WAGA serves an important role in building the capacity of its members by sharing information and conducting occasional research.
WAGA’s fact sheets, reports, presentations and research papers on climate change issues relevant to the WAGA councils and WAGA’s projects are designed to be of use to its members and external stakeholders. Recent documents can be downloaded here.
Fact sheetsWAGA-Fact-Sheet-Environmental-Upgrade-Agreements-2016-Update.pdf (20 downloads)
One of WAGA’s roles is to conduct research related to its regional climate change work and of use to its member councils.
In 2014, WAGA undertook a literature survey of studies relating to community attitudes and perceptions to climate change in the region. In 2015-16, Sam Keast, A Master of Psychology student at Victoria University, undertook a placement with WAGA. His research builds on our understanding of how to engage the community on climate change. These documents can be downloaded below. Another related resource that Sam Keast has contributed to at his subsequent placement with the Australian Psychological Society is ‘The Climate Change Empowerment Handbook – Psychological strategies to tackle climate change’
Communities in the WAGA Region: Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Climate Change (199 downloads)
How Do We Talk About Climate Change - Report (82 downloads)
How Do We Talk About Climate Change - Presentation (65 downloads)