Victoria's first emergency management commissioner Craig Lapsley is among the home-grown leaders and international experts to speak at a three-day conference about how to adapt to climate change.
The sixth national Climate Adaptation Conference is being held in Melbourne from Tuesday to Thursday.
Speakers will share how they and the agencies they represent have been adapting planning and practice based on climate change.
Parties will discuss the legal risks in land use planning decisions, how indigenous communities are taking action to reduce risks, and whether messaging on climate change is effective.
There will be dozens of sessions across the program which explore best practice, global experiences from Fiji to New Zealand, how to measure a community's capacity to survive and thrive amid climate change, urban planning in coastal climates, and drought and water management.
Mr Lapsley will be on an expert panel discussing disasters and resilience alongside Emergency Management Australia's Mark Crosweller and other sector managers.
Australian Associated Press