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Forest industries climate change research fund
The Australian Government provided $4.7 million in expenditure towards addressing major knowledge gaps about the impact of climate change on forestry and forest industries. To achieve this goal, funds were tendered to a number of organisations through the Forest Industries Climate Change Research Fund.
Industry, scientific and government organisations across Australia applied for funding for research projects that help to address knowledge gaps about the impact of climate change on forestry and forest industries.
Fund Guidelines were released on 11 July 2009.
Expressions of interest closed on Thursday, 20 August 2009.
The then Australian Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mr Tony Burke MP, appointed a four–member Assessment Panel to assess the expressions of interest and to provide advice to him on project eligibility and merit. The committee included relevant experts from industry, scientific and government sectors.
The committee members were:
- Ms Mandy Wallace, Principal Policy Adviser, Primary Industries and Resources South Australia.
- Dr Glen Kile, retired CEO of Forest and Wood Products Australia.
- Mr Warwick Ragg, CEO of Australian Forest Growers.
- Mr Andrew Wilson, Manager, Domestic Forest Policy, Forestry Branch, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
In accordance with the four funding priorities (adaption, mitigation, bioenergy and inventory and data), 24 scientific projects were implemented between 2008 and 2011.
All correspondence concerning the Forest Industries Climate Change Research Fund must come through the program Secretariat.
Forest Industries Climate Change Research Fund
Climate Change Division
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone 02 6272 3195 during business hours.
08 May 2012