Dairy farmers and the wider supply chain are already actively pursuing goals to address climate change. This includes those adaptation strategies and emissions reduction opportunities that already exist for the dairy industry. However, to ensure our industry have the ongoing skills, flexibility and options in place for managing the continuing evolution of the impacts of climate change and to actively contribute to ambitious global targets, Dairy Australia needs to drive and leverage industry investment in RD&E.
This is why Dairy Australia's fourth Climate Commitments is to Invest. Actively contribute to keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees.
The management of climate change and climate risk has been a consideration in many of Dairy Australia’s programs for some time. However, there is now a clear case for a renewed and coordinated approach across the industry requiring resources, focus and partnerships.
Dairy Australia active projects - Invest
- Co-design of policies and programs to remove barriers to sustainable on–farm solutions to environmental stewardship and climate risk (ongoing)
- Dairy Matters Environmental Consumer campaign (ongoing)
- Cross sector agricultural Climate Initiative - part of Agricultural Innovation Australia joint venture (new FY21)
For more on Dairy Australia's current investments in this area see the Climate Change Strategy - Investment Summary (2021).