Professor Jean Palutikof, NCCARF Director
As we come to the end of 2013, it has been a strange year for NCCARF. But we end on a high note, with a firm commitment by the government to fund NCCARF for a second phase. We are very much looking forward to getting going again in the middle of 2014, with some exciting ideas about what we want to do and what we hope to achieve.
Some themes are already starting to emerge, and I am hopeful that we can start to put things in place in the New Year so that by the time the government funding comes on stream we are ready and primed to go.
This is just to wish you all the best for the festive season, and to say how very much we look forward to working with you in 2014. Adaptation to climate change is an on-going challenge for Australia, one that is not going to go away in the foreseeable future. My wish for 2014 is that we can make real progress in working to ensure that our grandchildren live in a country that is as prosperous and beautiful as the one we are privileged to call home.