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Sunday, March 3, 2013

The End of a Brief Era?

After five years of operations, Australia's National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) is closing its doors. Part funding body that drove adaptation science policy and part boundary organization that facilitated communication and engagement with adaptation stakeholders across Australia, NCCARF represents an interesting model for building capacity for adaptation. Yet, now that model is ending before there are real opportunities to evaluate its utility. This, in conjunction with other cuts across the federal government in adaptation investments raises questions with respect to Australia's ability to continue to lead on this issue.

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