Some of the challenges of adapting to climate change and some of the information needed to support adaptation cut across Australia’s regional boundaries. Regardless of which land uses, biomes, industries, and communities regional planners work with, there is a universal need for a planning approach that takes into account a variable and dynamic future. Many of the drivers of changes in weeds and biodiversity are national in scope but still highly relevant for regional planning. And the need to share insights and experiences across Australia and learn from each other has never been greater.
AdaptNRM is a collaboration between CSIRO and NCCARF to take key adaptation approaches and information sources that are national in scope and make them accessible and relevant for regional planning. At the core of AdaptNRM is a philosophy that the translation and delivery of science must be led by users of the information. Thus, our five easy-to-understand modules, with synthesised key messages and supporting technical guides and datasets are the result of:
Our five modules were developed from a series of consultations with natural resource management planners across the nation. The five modules are:
The NRM Adaptation Checklist has been developed to help planners assess approaches to the planning process that are required to develop climate-ready plans.
We deliver a summary of current knowledge about potential changes in weeds and weed management under climate change, with a framework for developing adaptation-ready weed management plans.
We provide background about a technique used to model biodiversity as a whole and demonstrate how the results can be used to evaluate the potential implications of climate change for four terrestrial biological groups – vascular plants, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
We build on the previous module to broadly guide decisions regarding potential on-ground options for facilitating adaptation of biodiversity management to climate change.
To encourage continued, shared learning beyond the life of the project, this module provides lessons from engagement between science and stakeholders to support continuation of progress in adaptation planning.