Experience the National Statement on Climate Change and Agriculture digital story. The story brings to life this milestone commitment by agriculture ministers through engaging images, videos and infographics.
The National Statement on Climate Change and Agriculture is an Australian first.
The National Statement presents a unified vision on climate change and agriculture. It heralds a shared commitment by agriculture ministers to work in partnership with the sector and ensures Australia continues to lead the world in climate-smart practices by:
- Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and driving future profitability
- Improving adaptation and resilience to a changing climate
- Implementing pathways that will support low-emissions agriculture.
The National Statement draws on existing analysis and research and provides a ‘point-in-time’ assessment on why climate change and agriculture matters. It acknowledges and showcases the work of industry already underway and demonstrates strong national leadership.
A climate-smart, sustainable sector will help make farming more productive and profitable, better protect our environment, increase access to international markets and strengthen our farming communities.
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Read about the Australian Government’s commitment to the growth of a sustainable and profitable agriculture sector and its work with industry to drive a climate change response underpinned by climate-smart practices.
The National Statement is a joint initiative of Commonwealth, state and territory governments and was endorsed by Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in July 2023.