Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The Australian Government is providing further funding of $9 million over three years to the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, ensuring its important research continues.
“Moncrieff is home to NCCARF which provides advice on climate change adaptation at a national level,” Federal Member for Moncrieff, Steven Ciobo MP said.
“This funding will help provide guidance to decision-makers, including local government and businesses, to manage climate risks.
“We’re reintroducing important funding that Labor scrapped. Without the Government’s support this programme would end.
“This funding will support NCCARF to work with national science agencies, businesses and the community to help local governments make better decisions about managing these risks.”
Since the Australian Government first established the research facility in 2007, NCCARF has successfully produced a research portfolio of more than 100 projects. They span projects to help vulnerable communities, infrastructure owners and managers of natural environments understand and address likely climate change impacts.
“The Coalition’s commitment to provide renewed funding of $9 million from 1 July 2014 recognises the need of local councils, business groups and the community for clear national advice to guide coastal development and infrastructure planning,” Mr Ciobo said.
NCCARF has developed a national capability on climate change adaptation in Australian research institutions that previously did not exist.
Alongside the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO, NCCARF plays a vital role in making our world leading research on climate change actionable.
The additional $9 million in funding will secure this capability and ensure that NCCARF’s work continues.