Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change Fund
The Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) Planning for Climate Change Fund (NRM Fund) will provide $43.9 million over four financial years to improve regional planning for climate change and help guide the location of carbon and biodiversity activities, including wildlife corridors.
The NRM Fund is one of the Land Sector Measures under the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Plan. The Land Sector Measures are designed to provide opportunities to reduce pollution and increase the amount of carbon stored on the land.
The NRM Fund will be provided in two streams:
will provide $28.9 million over four financial years to support the 56 regional NRM organisations revise existing regional NRM plans to help identify where in the landscape adaptation and mitigation activities should be undertaken. This stream will be administered by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC).
Stream 2 will provide $15 million over four financial years for coordination of research to produce regional level climate change information to support medium term regional NRM and land use planning. This stream will be administered by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE).
DCCEE will deliver Stream 2 of the NRM Fund through two elements:
Element 1 will deliver regional climate projections for the whole of Australia. The projections will focus on the elements of climate change of highest priority to NRM groups.
Element 2 will provide $8 million over four financial years for research institutions to work with regional NRM organisations to deliver information on climate change, its impacts and potential adaptation responses, and provide guidance on how to use that information in NRM planning through the NRM Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Research Grants Program (Impacts and Adaptation Grants Program).