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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. 

CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship is developing adaptation responses to counter the expected damaging effects of climate change. It will analyse future climate changes in Australia, deliver strategies to manage their impact, and develop new ways to combat and even benefit from these challenges.

Action pledge: Supporting climate adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region

The CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship contributes to the Asia-Pacific region’s effort in adapting to the impacts of climate change and variability and informs planning, regulation and investment decisions.

This pledge will be realised through a suite of inter-related projects within the Climate Adaptation Flagship which focus on climate adaptation issues facing developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

These Asia-Pacific adaptation projects are spread across the Flagship’s four research Themes:

  1. Pathways to Adaptation: providing sound scientific knowledge about potential climate change impacts to underpin decision making, and understanding the socio-economic drivers and barriers that influence the adaptation process;
  2. Sustainable Cities and Coasts: developing planning, design, infrastructure and management solutions to help cities and coastal settlements adapt to a changing climate;
  3. Managing Species and Natural Ecosystems: developing and delivering adaptation options to protect marine and terrestrial species, ecosystems and the services they provide from the impacts of climate change;
  4. Adaptive Primary Industries, Enterprises and Communities: developing adaptation options for the primary industry and resource sectors to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance opportunities created by climate change.

This Action Pledge contributes to the following NWP areas of work:

  • Methods and tools
  • Data and observations
  • Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
  • Climate related risks and extreme events
  • Socio-economic information
  • Adaptation planning and practices
  • Research

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CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship