National Climate Change and Commercial Forestry Action Plan

On 6 November 2009 the Primary Industries Ministerial Council, acting also on behalf of the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council, endorsed the 'National Climate Change and Commercial Forestry Action Plan 2009-2012'

The action plan is intended to guide action by the forestry industry, with the support of governments, to respond to climate change through adaptation and mitigation, underpinned by research and development and communication.

The plan identifies knowledge gaps and proposes actions to assist forest industries to respond to climate change. Governments have consulted with stakeholders to develop practical strategies and actions to manage the risks, and take advantage of opportunities, brought about by climate change impacts and policy responses.