Successful forum on climate change and rural landscapes
On November 28, the NRCL ran a forum on the Impact of climate change on rural landscapes at Narmbool, near Ballarat.
Seventy representatives from a cross section of community organisations and government were in attendance.
The forum covered climate trends, modelling the impacts of climate change, agricultural impacts, applying Indigenous knowledge to climate change adaptation and the response of local government to climate change.
Round table discussions on how to build greater community engagement and collaboration around action on climate change stimulated lively debate.
The NRCL hopes that the day will promote some exciting projects and it looks forward to building on the links established on the day.
The NRCL would like to thank all the presenters who gave their time to provide a thought provoking day.
A number of presenters have kindly agreed to make their presentations accessible:
- Adaptation of Agricultural Industries to Current and Future Climates – Snow Barlow
- On the Frontline: Climate Change & Rural Communities – Lesley Hughes
- Application potentials of Aboriginal Knowledge to Adaptation Planning for Climate Change Impacts – Phillip B. Roös
- Talaheni: Farming under landscape and climate challenges – John & Robyn Ive & Family
- Future Landscapes Project – Lisa Kendall