A total of 95 participants were involved from 42 different government organisations involved in providing North Coast based services (local, state and federal).
The workshops addressed the priority sector areas for the North Coast that had been identified by the steering committee. The five priority sectors were:
- industry and economy
- landscapes and ecosystems
- settlements and infrastructure
- emergency management
- human services.
Workshops were based on a participatory and systems thinking approach to enable workshop members to conceive of their role and organisation as a part of the wider regional dynamic.
Participants were presented with the projected changes to climate for the North Coast region and then asked to collectively construct influence diagrams to show climate change impact pathways and relationships with other sectors.
Having established the context for potential changes to business operation and sectoral function as a consequence of these impacts, adaptive capacity was assessed.