Between 2008 and 2019 the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) worked to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepared for and managed the risks of climate change and sea-level rise. In 2020 NCCARF partnered with Griffith’s Climate Action Beacon under the Directorship of Professor Brendan Mackey.

NCCARF was a unique venture established by the Australian Government to harness and coordinate the capabilities of Australia’s researchers, to generate and communicate the knowledge decision-makers need for successful adaptation to climate change. It saw communication, consultation and network building as critical to effective adaptation, and worked to bring together a community of practice to build a robust and resilient Australia.

NCCARF created numerous resources for climate change adaptation including over 150 research reports, more than 80 case studies, 17 policy information and guidance briefs as well as webinars, synthesis summaries, sector-specific briefing notes, and many others. In addition to publications, we also set up and supported national climate change adaptation networks, built a nation-wide website with countless resources of its own and held six national and international conferences.

Most of the valuable research completed since 2008 is available on this website in the form of reports and summaries. You are encouraged to use it and share it, since adaptation to climate change is more critical now than ever.