Research Grant Funding Addressing the Impacts Climate Change Pose to Australia’s Primary Industries & Social and Economic Implications Announced
Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) February 15, 2011
The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig today announced funding for priority adaptation research into preparing Australia for the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
The Government will invest $2 million into research addressing the impacts climate change poses to Australia’s primary industries. Up to $5 million will support research focusing on the social and economic implications of climate change on Australian communities.
Mr Combet said scientists and researchers have an important role to play in assisting the community to prepare for climate change.
To support this funding, two research plans have been prepared by the Australian Government’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, to identify priority questions to meet adaptation knowledge and information needs.
The National Climate Change Adaptation: Primary Industries research plan addresses key areas for research to provide primary producers and industries with the information they’ll need to understand the relative advantages and risks of different types of adaptation.
The National Climate Change Adaptation: Social, Economic and Institutional Dimensions research plan will inform decision-making about adaptation by households, businesses, community groups and governments and allow for the implementation of sound climate change adaptation initiatives.
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