NCCARF 2008-2013: The first five years
Author: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility – NCCARF
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) was established in 2008 to develop and deliver the knowledge needed by decision-makers to effectively adapt Australia to the impacts of climate change. During the period of 2008-2013, NCCARF had 4 main roles: (1) to identify the most important gaps in our knowledge and understanding about our vulnerabilities to climate change, and the possibilities for adaptation; (2) to manage a portfolio of research projects that would address these gaps; (3) to communicate the results from this research to policy makers and other end-users to ensure their decisions about adaptation are based on the best possible information; (4) to evaluate and, where necessary, develop capacity amongst researchers to carry out adaptation research, and capacity amongst policy makers to effectively utilise research outputs. This First Five-Years Report describes how NCCARF carried out these four roles between 2008 and 2013, and evaluates the extent to which it was successful in achieving its objectives. It closes with three independent reviews of NCCARFs activities.