Australia’s primary industries have developed a national research strategy to address climate change and emissions management and trading. ]
The strategy outlined in this fact sheet, outlines six research priorities:
Understanding future climates
Linking decision makers.
The fact sheet includes (more)...
A report prepared for the National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship
This report, prepared for the National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries, provides an overview of climate change impacts and adaptation options for Australian agriculture.
It brings together the latest science from research groups around Australia and includes chapters on each of Australia’s major agricultural sectors, with a focus on steps that can be taken to adjust to the ongoing changes in our climate.
It lists the adaptation issues common across (more)...
Australia’s primary industries and the communities that depend
on them need to be sustainable, competitive and profitable
now, and into the future, to secure Australia’s food supplies
and national prosperity. The predicted changes in the Australian
climate are substantial, and the effects will vary widely across
the country. Changes in temperature, rainfall, atmospheric carbon
dioxide levels, ocean currents and chemistry, winds, nutrient
supply, and extreme (more)...
For research to inform and position Australian primary industries to respond to a future national greenhouse emissions trading scheme
This report prepared for the National Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries by the Australian Farm Institute outlines the knowledge needed for Australian primary industries to respond to the imminent implementation of a national emissions trading scheme.
The report also provides information about the implications of a national emissions trading scheme for Australian primary industries, including increases in the costs of energy and energy-dependant farm inputs. The (more)...
Climate change poses specific challenges for Australia’s primary industries, with mounting public concern and media scrutiny about the way food is grown and distributed through markets. As well, there is increasing domestic and international legal and regulatory pressures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.