National climate strategy on the table

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PLANS IN MOTION: A national strategy for climate change and agriculture will be proposed by Helen Haines (MHR, Indi) in the House of Representatives today, which has gained strong support from Eldorado winemaker Ben Dahlenburg (left) and Rutherglen farmer Tom Briggs (right), who both said they have already experienced the effects of climate change on their properties.

A PRIVATE members motion proposing a national strategy for climate change and agriculture will be introduced to the House of Representatives by federal member Helen Haines (MHR, Indi) today.

Dr Haines will urge the Federal Government to create a strategy addressing climate change and agriculture, having said “the agricultural industry is key to Australia’s economy… yet it’s the one industry that is incredibly vulnerable to climate change”.

The proposed strategy calls for comprehensive research on the risks climate change poses to agri-food systems, financial and technical support to assist regional communities in adapting to future climate conditions and a plan to implement community and privately owned renewables projects.

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