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The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility is a unique venture established by the Australian Government in 2008 to harness and coordinate the capabilities of Australia's researchers, to generate and communicate the knowledge decision-makers need for successful adaptation to climate change.

The Facility is a Partnership between the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Griffith University, with a consortium of funding partners drawn from across the country:

  • Queensland Government
  • James Cook University
  • Macquarie University
  • Murdoch University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The University of Newcastle
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

A ten member Advisory Board oversees and guides the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

Our Vision
Decision-makers have the information needed to adapt Australia successfully to climate change.

Our Mission
To generate the biophysical, social and economic information needed by decision-makers in government, and in vulnerable sectors and communities, to manage the risks of climate change impacts, by leading the research community in a national interdisciplinary effort.

Our Core Objectives
Identify knowledge needs of end users
Build and harness the capacity of the research and end user community
Generate the knowledge to meet end user needs
Make knowledge available to end-users