2012 Climate Adaptation Champion, Individual - Lucinda Corrigan
Lucinda Corrigan, Rennylea Pastoral Company
Leadership for adaptation to climate change in Australia’s grazing industries
Lucinda Corrigan co-owns a large cattle genetics business. In her 25 year career she has become a well known contributor to adaptation and innovation leadership across Australia.
Her achievements range from starting a local Landcare group to serving on the board of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Plant Based Management of Dryland Salinity and as Deputy Chair of Future Farm Industries CRC.
The CRC developed the vision of perennial farming systems to cope with climate change in southern Australia, and research into the components and systems required to make this a reality. In her roles as a board member of Meat and Livestock Australia and Chair of the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation at Charles Sturt University, she is involved in strategic leadership of the investment agenda.
At a practical farm level, Lucinda works to develop perennial-based systems that use water more efficiently, and also to implement selective breeding of beef and sheep meat animals using genetic parameters better adapted to life on dryland grazing environments.
Lucinda said as the knowledge of the challenges of climate change becomes more sophisticated, the need for well-informed communicators in the sector grows.
“Working with people recognised as industry leaders is a good way forward. Audiences are more receptive to “opening the door” on options for change, rather than focussing on threats,” she said.
YouTube Video - Lucinda Corrigan, 2012 Adaptation Champion
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2012 NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions
Individual Category: Lucinda Corrigan, Rennylea Pastoral Company for ‘Leadership of adaptation to climate change in Australia’s grazing industries’.
Business Category: Metcash Trading Ltd for its ‘Sustainability @ Metcash’ climate adaptation program.
Government Category: Department of Primary Industries, Victoria for its ‘Climate Extension Services‘ program.
Community Category: The ‘Making connections: landholders restoring connectivity in the Wet Tropics’ project.
2011 NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champions
A Queensland farmer, a Tasmanian journalist and a council planner from mid-coast NSW were among NCCARF’s first Climate Adaptation Champions.