NRM Planning for Climate Change Fund

$43.9 M is available to plan for climate change impacts on the land and maximise the environmental benefits of biodiversity and carbon farming projects.
 
Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) Planning for Climate Change Fund

 

About

The Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) Planning for Climate Change Fund Stream 1 will support the regional NRM organisations across Australia to plan for climate change impacts on the land and maximise the environmental benefits of carbon farming projects.

Funding will be available to the regional NRM organisations across Australia to:

  • update existing regional NRM plans to incorporate climate change mitigation and adaptation information and approaches;
  • use best available information to plan for the impacts of climate change; and
  • help guide the location and nature of biodiversity and carbon farming activities in the landscape.

 

Objectives

The NRM projections project will deliver a new suite of regional climate projections for Australia based on the next generation of global climate models. It will make these new climate change projections, along with existing projections information, easy to access and interpret for impacts researchers, NRM planners and the community.

There will be strong engagement with NRM representatives and climate change impacts researchers throughout the project. This will ensure that information of greatest relevance to the regions will be provided in ways that maximise its use in NRM planning.

 

Funding

The NRM Fund will provide $43.9 million over four financial years to improve regional planning for climate change.

Stream 1 of the fund is a five year $28.9m program with $24.16m available over four years from 2012-13 to support the regional NRM organisations.

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) is delivering ‘Stream 2’ of the NRM Fund, which will provide $15 million to produce regional level climate change information to support medium term regional NRM and land use planning.

 

Key Outputs

Key outputs of the NRM Planning for Climate Change Fund projections project will be:

  • up-to-date descriptive climate change information and regionally-relevant projections
  • projection datasets for impacts and adaptation modelling
  • reports that put regional projections in the context of regional drivers of climate
  • guidance and training on the use of climate change projections in planning
  • a web portal that enables access to climate change projections by a variety of end users

 

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Recipients

Stream One of the Regional Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund

More than $24 million in funding has been approved under Stream One of the Regional Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund. This funding will help regional natural resource management organisations around Australia incorporate climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches into their existing regional natural resource management plans.

Fifty-three natural resource management regions from across Australia will benefit from Stream One of the Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund, an important component of the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future plan.

Regional natural resource management organisations will undertake activities such as regional stakeholder engagement, geo-spatial mapping, use of planning and decision support tools, and the application of climate change research and information to identify where in the landscape biodiversity and carbon abatement activities should be undertaken.

The updated regional natural resource management plans will assist to guide planning for climate change impacts on the land and to maximise the environmental benefits of carbon farming projects. This is important work in building resilience and maintaining the productive capacity of our landscapes and natural ecosystems.

Successful applicants will receive a letter to confirm their funding, before being asked to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth.

For more information on Stream One funding, including successful projects, please visit http://www.environment.gov.au/cleanenergyfuture/regional-fund/index.html.

For any enquiries, please contact [email protected] or call 1800 008 678.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

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