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1 Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI) Mark Howden, Michael Robinson, CCRSPI partners Presentation to LWA Legacy Confrence, Canberra, May 2010, Copyright CSIRO

2 ‘My Country’ I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of rugged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. Dorothea Mackellar ( )

3 The issue: CO 2 emissions, CO 2 levels, temperature and sea level at or exceed worst case scenario SRES (2000) growth rates in % y -1 for : A1B: 2.42 A1FI: 2.71 A1T: 1.63 A2: 2.13 B1: 1.79 B2: 1.61 Observed % Raupach et al. (2007), Canadell et al (2008), Myhre et al. (2009) 2008

4 The issue: responses ‘The great moral challenge of our generation’ Kevin Rudd, 1 January 2007, National Climate Change Summit presentation Note that this may, or may not, have been a ‘prepared, scripted, written statement’

5 Policies & Programs Universities CAF NCCARF Synthesis & Coordination Applied Research Strategic Research Incremental Innovations Transformational Technology Whole of system solutions Department of Climate Change, DAFF Consultants Universities CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship NCCARF State Government Departments The issue: a crowded climate change research institutional landscape

6 CCRSPI partners Primary Industry Ministerial Council Primary Industry Standing Committee Primary Industry R&D Sub Committee Primary Industries Innovation Centre Council of Rural Research and Development Corporation Chairs Grains R&D Corporation Horticulture Australia Limited Fisheries R&D Corporation Meat and Livestock Australia Australian Wool Innovation Limited Australian Pork Limited Rural Industries R&D Corporation Grape & Wine R&D Corporation Land & Water Australia Dairy Australia Sugar R&D Corporation Forest and Wood Products Australia Cotton R&D Corporation Australian Egg Corporation Limited Australian Council of Agricultural Deans University of Melbourne Queensland University of Technology DAFF DPI, Victoria DPI, New South Wales Primary Industries and Resources, SA DAF, Western Australia DPI&F, Queensland DPIWE, Tasmania DRDPIFR, Northern Territory National Farmers Federation Australian Conservation Foundation CSIRO

7 CCRSPI objectives Develop a national cross-sectoral strategy to drive primary industries RD&E activity in Australia that supports long-term climate-resilient, productive, environmentally and socially sustainable landscapes, and aligns with and underpins the National RDE Framework strategies Enhance use of resources to address the national strategy through greater co-ordination and collaboration across primary industry RD&E agencies and existing initiatives Represent the primary industry RD&E community’s needs, activities, outputs and outcomes to governments, industry and the broader community Provide a communications hub for primary industry RD&E related information and knowledge. Provide leadership for the primary industry RD&E community

8 Themes for national collaboration Future climates Projected climate change, seasonal forecasting Managing emissions NO3, CH4, C: policy, ETS, LCA, accounting Preparing industries - Adaptation eCO2, breeding, tools, building resilience Accessing information nationally consistent, good quality regional and industry specific; myth-busting Facilitating change Vulnerability assessments, drought/EC policy, structural adjustment, building resilience, capacity building Linking decision makers Strong proactive dialogue between research, industry and policy Science themes Enabling themes

9 What did CCRSPI achieve ? linked primary industry research agencies developed national strategy, based on input from science and industry perspectives significant network of collaboration, co-ordination, knowledge sharing central point of contact, source of information and knowledge to industry, policy, research agencies co-ordinated research funding applications represented primary industries research to government, science and community informed and aligned many other programs, plans, strategies and thinking (e.g. the PI Adaptation Research Network)

10 CCRSPI strategy completed high level strategy workshops to foster shared ownership, bring people together first RDE activity audit and database knowledge gaps re: ETS (AFI)

11 Component strategies Industry strategies Cross-sectoral strategies (e.g. biosecurity, biofuels, food and nutrition) Each with an RDC lead, a PISC lead and an industry lead –sector overview –current sector resource analysis –future strategic RD&E plan –capability analysis –change plan –approvals –implementation

12 What did CCRSPI achieve ? linked primary industry research agencies developed national strategy, based on input from science and industry perspectives significant network of collaboration, co-ordination, knowledge sharing central point of contact, source of information and knowledge to industry, policy, research agencies co-ordinated research funding applications represented primary industries research to government, science and community informed and aligned many other programs, plans, strategies and thinking (e.g. PI Adaptation Research Network)

13 Several fact sheets completed Tailored to industry and issue context

14 Report and book on adapting agriculture Varieties, species, planting times Residue and water management Nutrient management and rotations Climate risk management Tools/training – dealing with uncertainty, transformation Regional development, drought, NRM policies etc Maladaptation Mitigation

15 What did CCRSPI achieve ? linked primary industry research agencies developed national strategy, based on input from science and industry perspectives significant network of collaboration, co-ordination, knowledge sharing central point of contact, source of information and knowledge to industry, policy, research agencies co-ordinated research funding applications represented primary industries research to government, science and community informed and aligned many other programs, plans, strategies and thinking (e.g. PI Adaptation Research Network)

16 LWA key facilitating characteristics ‘neutral’ organisation not a competing agency for research partnership approach high level strategic program and project management commitment to innovation adoption and knowledge management cross-sectoral focus national mandate

17 Some elements of a way ahead continue with enhanced research coordination (CCRSPI Phase III, PIARN, NARP, DAFF CCRP etc) develop and coordinate integrative research capability and underlying data and toolsets move from research domain to user-researcher-policy-public interaction synthesis and comparison of adaptation and mitigation activities consistent information and technologies at scale of decision –acknowledge that much information is held by users adaptive governance and other policy arrangements develop adaptive capacity in users and facilitate adoption pathways knowledge management to support an adaptive management approach – learn and re-learn communicate, communicate, communicate –two-way –pragmatic and effective alternatives –links to other initiatives (e.g. the Regional Knowledge Strategy)

18 ‘My country’: our future relationship ? Core of my heart, my country! Land of the rainbow gold For flood and fire and famine She pays us back threefold. Dorothea Mackellar ( ) twofold ?

19 Thank you Climate Adaptation Flagship Dr Mark Howden Theme Leader Phone: Contact Us Phone: Web: Website:

20 CCRSPI activities Representing PI RDE to parliamentary committees, intergovernmental inquiries, the minister, governments and agencies and the broader community; Assist coordination of climate change RDE priorities across government agencies Co-ordinating existing & proposed RDE programs Development detailed cross sectoral climate change RDE strategy including completing audit (in conjunction with PIARN) Develop research themes and theme plans (that align/complement NRDEF strategies and PIARN) Harmonise with the NCCARF – National Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for primary industries Run a national conference on climate change in Primary Industries. Align CCRSPI activities with the Primary Industries Research Adaptation Network, including strategies to increase research capacity Identify and invest in new strategic cross-sectoral research to assist industry and programs Develop strategic communication portal for climate change research and policy in primary industries Support and facilitate the full functional input and use by partners of AANRO Monitor and evaluate RDE activity and the success of coordination (consistent with RDCs and NREDF)


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