Our NRM Plan development is mostly funded through the Australian Government's Department of Environment "Stream 1 of the Regional Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund" from 2013 to 2016. The guidelines for this project required Cape York NRM to adhere to a set of principles. These principles were developed through a Australian Government expert working group to ensure that regional NRM plans guide decisions and engage stakeholders in relation to carbon abatement and climate change. Below we have listed each principle and described the actions we took to ensure that we adhered to each of these principles.
Plans identify priority landscapes for carbon plantings and strategies to build landscape integrity and guide adaptation and mitigation actions to address climate change impacts on natural ecosystems.
Planning processes identify opportunities and management strategies to maximise environmental benefits and landscape resilience, including bio-diverse plantings, wildlife corridors, landscape connectivity and protection of remnant vegetationMore Information
Planning processes recognise, provide guidance to avoid and mitigate potential risks and adverse impacts associated with carbon sequestration in the landscape, including impacts to biodiversity, water resources and production systemsMore Information
Planning processes identify priority landscapes for potential carbon sequestration opportunities, mitigation and adaptation in the context of improving landscape connectivity, resilience and wildlife corridorsMore Information
Planning processes use information at an appropriate scale to spatially identify priority areas in the landscape for carbon sequestration projects and environmental co-benefitsMore Information
Plans demonstrate strategic alignment with relevant state and Commonwealth NRM policies (such as urban and regional planning, matters of National Environmental Significance, National Water Initiative and the National Wildlife Corridors Plan)More Information