The Government today announced $2.6 million in grants for priority research into the social, economic and institutional dimensions of climate change across Australia. The research projects funded under the Climate Change Adaptation Research Grants program will explore adaptation measures to prepare people and institutions from the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
Some of these research projects will focus on disadvantaged groups in society providing government with the information needed to assist these groups in preparing for future climate change. The funding will support nine research projects investigating the impacts of climate change and practical adaptation options to support the community, as well as public and private institutions.
Grants awarded include:
- University of Adelaide receive $250,000 to investigate the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of disadvantaged groups in society to assist in enhancing their resilience.
- The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies will use a $440,000 grant to assist native title bodies develop best practice approaches to climate change and support communities to adapt on native title lands.
- A $200,000 grant will support Sydney University’s work on preventing heat-related premature deaths in aged care facilities.
The research will be managed by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research.
For more information on these research projects visit the NCCARF website at: http://www.nccarf.edu.au