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Australian agriculture and rural communities will need to adapt to climate change. Many rural landholders are already taking some steps to minimise net losses and take advantage of opportunities for gains. There are a number of social research programs - recently completed or underway – which focus on understanding the nature and scale of adaptation responses by rural landholders, the social/psychological factors influencing the type of actions being taken, and the extent to which landholder perceptions of climate risk are shaping the way they manage their properties.
The Institute for Land, Water and Society, in partnership with Landscape Logic CERF, Future Farm Industries CRC, CSIRO and NCCARF held a two day Forum to discuss and debate the current and future social and institutional issues which challenge researchers, resource managers, policy makers, and members of rural communities.
Pictured left: Geoff Park, Rik Thwaites, Prof Guy Robinson and Chris Raymond
Pictured left: Libby Price, the presenter of ABC Country Hour Victoria with the CEO of the CRC for Future Farm Industries, Kevin Goss
ABC Country Hour Victoria broadcast live from the Forum... listen here (link to ABC Radio website)
Pictured left: Nicky Mazur, Geoff Kuehne and Digby Race
Pathways to adaptation
Providing context for (climate) change
Riding the waves of drought to climate change
Does knowing where 'climate change' sits in decision-systems theory add clarity or confusion?
Dr Quentin Farmar-Bowers
The Policy Challenge
Dr Kevin Goss
Rural Landholder Responses to Drought and Climate Change: Does Belief Really Matter?
Dr Nikki Mazur, Dr Rik Thwaites and Dr Maureen Rogers
5 big questions and seasonal climate information
Energymark: A kitchen table approach to mitigation
Yasmin van Kasteren
Climate risk and adaptation among primary producers: Topline results focusing on primary producers reporting the effects of adverse seasonal conditions It's about people - changing perspectives on dryness (.pdf)
Report prepared for the Drought Review Branch, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry ( Anthony Hogan, Michael Hanslip, Robert Kancans, Jacqui Russell and Brigit Maguire) September 2008