Change in the Air: Defining the Need for an Australian Agricultural Climate Change Strategy

Australian Farm Institute - Authors: Katie McRobert; Samuel Admassu; Teresa Fox; Richard Health

Type: Report
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Climate change is a ‘wicked problem’ representing not only a threat to the Australian agricultural sector’s profitability and international competitiveness but also to our long-term food security and the viability of some regional communities. The agriculture sector is both vulnerable to and partially responsible for the heightened challenges brought about by climate change. To minimise the severity of projected impacts of the warming trend caused by increased greenhouse gas levels, the sector has an imperative to continue efforts in emissions mitigation and to accelerate cross-industry progress.

  • Natural capital at risk
  • State of play
  • Need for a national strategy

Figure 7: Annual mean temperature anomaly Australia 1910-2018

2019 - Australia - Australian Farm Institute - Authors: Katie McRobert; Samuel Admassu; Teresa Fox; Richard Health
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