Recent climate predictions suggest rainfall in Perth will decrease 10 to 40 per cent, with the temperature set to increase by 0.6 to 3.0˚C in the next 100 years.

This rise in temperature and decrease in rainfall has the potential to impact our native plants and animals through heat stress, thirst and an increased number of bushfires.

In addition, climate change is predicted to result in a sea level rise and contribute to an increase in the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events. Such events will likely increase the requirement for riverbank stabilising techniques to minimise erosion and risk to public safety.

The City of Canning is working towards initiatives to help reduce and adapt to the risks posed by climate change. For example, the City is aiming to connect natural areas to produce ecological corridors. This will help to assist the migration of plants and animals to more favourable areas as well as identify and protect pockets of habitat that will be critical for the survival of plants and animals sensitive to environmental change.

Visit Sustainable Canning for tips on how you can reduce your carbon footprint.