Update Report 2013 - National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Primary Industries

Media type: 
National Adaptation Research Plans (NARP)
Author/s: 
Snow Barlow
Richard Eckard
Peter Grace
Mark Howden
Rod Keenan
Ross Kingwell
Richard McKellar
Holger Meinke
Craig Miller
Lee Nelson
John Russell
David George (Secretariat)
Institution/s: 
University of Melbourne
Queensland University of Technology
CSIRO
WA Department of Agriculture and Food
University of Tasmania
E3Consult
Commonwealth Dept of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Qld
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
State: 
Queensland
Year: 
2013

This NARP was updated in 2013 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.

Development of National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plans is a key function of NCCARF. These Plans (referred to as NARPs) are produced for nine key sectors where adaptation responses will be critical in safeguarding against climate risks to social, economic and environmental well-being. The Primary Industries NARP has been revisited in 2012 and priority research questions have been updated to ensure currency and to provide guidance for research investment over the next five years.

The purpose of a NARP is to identify priority needs over the next few years in developing knowledge on how governments, businesses and communities can best adapt to climate change risks. They provide a national blueprint for research investment by research organisations and knowledge user stakeholders. Development of NARPs involves the active participation of both the research community and adaptation knowledge users. The NARP for Primary Industries (Primary Industries NARP) (Barlow et al. 2011) is concerned with identifying priority research questions for primary industries climate change adaptation issues. The knowledge generated by research into these questions should prepare primary industries to take advantage of opportunities for primary industries that result from climate change and to reduce unavoidable detrimental climate change impacts.

Updated priority research questions are identified based on:
• Changes to stakeholder needs since the Primary Industries NARP was completed in 2010;
• Relevant research published since the Primary Industries NARP was completed; and
 Areas of current research focus in relation to the Primary Industries NARP.

Please cite this as: Barlow, S,  Eckard, R, Grace, P, Howden, M, Keenan, R, Kingwell, R, McKellar, R, Meinke, H, Miller, C, Nelson, Lee, Russell, J, George, D, 2013, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan Primary Industries:  Update Report 2013, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast.

Related publications

Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Primary Industries 2012

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Primary Industries - First edition

Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Primary Industries - First edition

View the full suite of Primary Industries NARP projects here. 

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