The Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CRSPI) is a collaborative response to the opportunities and challenges posed by climate change for Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry. It is a joint initiative of the rural research and development corporations, the state and territory governments, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and the CSIRO.
The Strategy for Australian primary industries addresses a range of climate change and variability issues, including; greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation, sequestration, accounting and trading; climate change adaptation; and, energy use and generation. The Strategy does this within a biophysical, policy, economic and social context that focuses on the consequences of climate change for agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors, industries, and their dependent communities.
The Strategy encourages and advocates climate change RDE that is:
- responsive and relevant;
- supporting applied and strategic research;
- accessing and leveraging best-available national and international science;
- continually improving the development and extension of new knowledge, tools and products;
- enhancing capacity across all levels of primary industries; and,
- collaborating and co-investing between CRSPI partners.
For more information please see the CRSPI website