David Griffin

David Griffin

Policy Manager – Climate Change Branch

Completed the postgraduate certificate in 2010

"I came away from the course with a significantly improved understanding of the underpinning science that informs both the climate change debate and analyses of potential risks and opportunities for Victorian landholders.

"Working in policy, one of the unanticipated benefits was exposure to the DPI extension team's paddock-level view of the impacts of climate on farm businesses, as well as anecdotal feedback on attitudes and practices of Victorian farmers.

"Another bonus was the remarkable correlation between the topics covered in class and my day-to-day policy work, which has included a submissions to government on agricultural adaptation, soil carbon sequestration and the design of an emissions trading scheme.

"I found the course stimulating, relevant and rewarding, and would recommend it to any professional who is involved in responding to climate change challenges in agricultural industries."