CRSPI was the first cross-sectoral strategy endorsed under the Framework, and the partners have operated collaboratively focusing on the identification, coordination and communication of key climate change related research needs and priorities. The strategy has been reviewed twice, and re-affirmed through the launch of Phase 2 in 2012. The launch of Phase 3 in 2017 as ‘CRSPI’ signals the partners’ continued commitment to a proactive response to industry preparedness and resilience to the challenges of climate.
The scope of RD&E issues considered by CRSPI are broad, cross-sectoral and relate to climate and climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation – short, medium and long term. There are three focus areas under CRSPI: adaptation to our changing and variable climate; emissions intensity and markets; and climate change in business and policy.
This strategy covers the period from 2017 to 2020. The scope of RD&E identified in the strategy requires involvement from the breadth of primary industries and regions, and demands coordination and cooperation because the resources required are beyond the capacity of any one organisation to fund or implement.
CRPSI will focus on adding value through national coordination and sharing industry, government and research intelligence to inform RD&E priority setting. It will work to identify and stimulate opportunities for partner-led collaboration and co-investment to address the threats and opportunities of climate change for the primary industries.

Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries 2017-2020