Research to action: a multi-institutional synthesis of the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research

Climate change Collaborative research Climate change adaptation

Despite growing interest in Victoria regarding the pursuit of adaptation policy and practice to manage the risks posed by climate change, there has been, and continues to be, a highly persistent perception that more knowledge is needed in order to enhance adaptation literacy and to inform decision-making on the planning and implementation of specific adaptation options. This need can be attributed to a deficit of knowledge about adaptation as well as the poor alignment of existing knowledge to the context in which those working on policy and practice find themselves. To address these constraints, the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) was established in 2009 to manage a portfolio of research projects and associated activities to inform and build capacity of the Victorian government and other stakeholders regarding adaptation. Given adaptation is a long-term process that Victorians will undoubtedly continue to pursue well into the future, VCCCAR represents a useful model for exploring mechanisms for undertaking credible adaptation research that is also relevant to the objectives of stakeholders.



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