The Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CRSPI) is the third phase of the Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI) which has been an eight year partnership between industry, governments and research providers to prepare our primary industries for the challenges of adapting to our changing climate, and to assist Australia to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction obligations.
In this third phase, the strategy title has been changed to Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CRSPI), with specific reference to ‘Change’ removed. This has been done to reflect industry views that referring to climate provides a more encompassing view of the research, development and extension (RD&E) activities that will occur under this strategy. Climate is also a more meaningful term to industry stakeholders, with many industry stakeholders focusing on long, medium and short term strategies and innovation to manage climate risk, adapt to variability and change, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
CRSPI is a joint initiative of the Rural Research and Development Corporations, the State and Northern Territory governments, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and CSIRO. The Bureau of Meteorology, the Council of Research and Development Corporations, and the National Farmers’ Federation are supporters of the cross-industry collaboration that is facilitated by the CRSPI strategy and the network that supports its implementation.
The scope of RD&E issues considered by CRSPI are broad, cross-sectoral and relate to climate and climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation – short, medium and long term.