Social, Economic & Institutional Dimensions

Past climate change research and policy has largely focussed on the biophysical dimensions of climate change. The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Social, Economic and Institutional Dimensions instead prioritises research that will generate information on the risks posed to, and opportunities generated for, social and economic systems. It considers how social, economic and institutional factors can contribute to, or hinder effective adaptation. NCCARF has funded more than $4.5 million in research to address the priorities detailed in this Plan.