Penny Wong
Penny Wong

The Australian Federal Government has announced $500,000 funding to help local councils across the country respond to climate change.

The money will be made available under the second phase of the Local Adaptation Pathways Program and individual councils will be able to apply for up to $75,000.

Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said that “To tackle climate change we need a whole-of-economy, whole-of-community response. We need action from the grass roots and we also need policy at the national and international level to make the sorts of changes that are required.”