National Statement on Climate Change and Agriculture July 2023
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.