A change in climate
Climate change poses challenges for all sectors of the Australian economy but particularly for those sectors dependent on natural resources, like agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
Australia’s climate is changing and the impacts of climate change can be seen in the differences we are experiencing in rainfall, temperature and extreme weather events. Climate change will influence our actions, choices and decisions.
The Farm Support Division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment works to ensure the interests of the agriculture sector are considered in climate policies. The Farm Support Division also works with other areas of the department to advance the sector’s capacity to deal with a changing climate.