Lauren Rickards

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On the frontline: climate change and regional communities

Key findings: 1. Rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. Climate change is worsening extreme weather events such as bushfires and drought and rural and regional communities will continue to be disproportionately affected. Many agricultural businesses surveyed have used...

Growing the social life of soil

This is likely to be a big week for soils. World soil day is being celebrated on the 5 December at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, and in a series of nationally-based events coordinated around the...

When being part of the solution is being part of the problem

THE recent election in Australia demonstrated, yet again, the urgent need for research and debate to inform, inspire and challenge public policy. Improving our understanding of the great problems facing society is an ongoing imperative for academics.

Scenarios for climate adaptation: guidebook for practitioners

The guidebook has been designed to be useful to people working in a wide variety of organisational settings including: state and local government; regional planning bodies or agencies; nongovernment organisations; businesses and industry bodies, community sector organisations and community groups.

Scenarios for climate adaptation: final report

The aim of this report is to strengthen knowledge about the use of scenarios and scenario planning as tools for climate change adaptation decision making, drawing on the recent experience of Victorian climate adaptation policy makers and practitioners. Production of the report has been funded...