Climate change poses a significant threat to Australian agricultural businesses and communities. AIA's Climate Atlas will support strategic economic, infrastructure and planning decisions and help ensure we have resilient supply chains into the future.
Our sector needs to be able to understand, respond and adapt to changing climate conditions to ensure our industries and regions remain sustainable and resilient.
Crucial to this is understanding the long-term impacts of climate change on our agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors.
AIA's Climate Atlas initiative has the potential to help industry, governments, communities, investors, and others, identify climate-exposed inputs, risks and opportunities over a 20-50 year horizon.
This could support strategic economic, infrastructure and planning decisions that would ensure we have resilient supply chains into the future.
The Climate Atlas initiative is designed to help growers, communities and decision-makers identify climate-exposed inputs, and understand the potential risks and opportunities over a 20–50-year horizon.
An online tool, it would provide interactive data and visualisations related to the forecast long-term impacts of climate change.
In designing the initiative, AIA undertook several scans of the innovation landscape and identified the Climate Services for Agriculture as a potential foundational platform for the Climate Atlas to be built on as a standalone tool. In collaboration with the team from Climate Services for Agriculture, a discovery phase was undertaken with Australia's rural Research and Development Corporations. This phase was designed to identify commodity-specific requirements to inform the scope for the Climate Atlas and help determine whether Climate Services for Agriculture is a suitable foundational platform. The discovery phase was funded by the Future Drought Fund as part of the Climate Services for Agriculture team's engagement program. The results of this phase are currently being assessed by AIA.
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