National Adaptation Research Plans
National Adaptation Research Plans are an important tool for coordinating climate change adaptation research across Australia. The plans identify critical gaps in the information available to decision-makers in key vulnerable sectors and regions, set national research priorities, and identify science capacity that could be harnessed to conduct priority research.
These National Adaptation Research Plans have been developed around nine priority themes:
- Terrestrial Biodiversity
- Human Health
- Marine Biodiversity & Resources
- Freshwater Biodiversity
- Settlements and Infrastructure
- Emergency Management
- Primary Industries
- Indigenous Communities
- Social, Economic & Institutional Dimensions
The development of each Plan was led by a small drafting team, in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, researchers, and key stakeholders.