A changing climate will provide significant challenges for Australia’s primary industries – risks and opportunities that must be addressed by efficient and effective research, development and extension (RDE).
Climate change is both a complex policy and RDE issue. There is a need for an integrated approach between policy research and biophysical research, and adaptation and mitigation RDE.
By joining forces as PICCC, the University of Melbourne and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources offer a significant new strength in research, development and education related to climate change and the primary industries – with over $30 million per annum of activity already underway.
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