Funding for National Environmental Science Program that builds climate and environment evidence base

The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for the Environment

New scientific research projects about threatened species, the Great Barrier Reef, climate impacts and improving urban liveability will complete the first phase of the Australian Government’s $145 million National Environmental Science Program (NESP).

The Australian Government is committed to working with scientists to enable key decision makers like federal and state government agencies and business and industry to make informed decisions about the environment.

The latest programs include:

  • Additional research funding for the Threatened Species Recovery Hub to continue to research and inform bushfire recovery work
  • Funding for the Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub to continue work with traditional land owners to tackle infestations of the invasive weed para grass on the floodplain in Kakadu National Park
  • Funding for the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub to work with Traditional Owners and communities to manage the impacts of changing climate on Australian World Heritage sites
  • Funding for the Marine Biodiversity Hub to examine the effects of plastics in our oceans and waterways and inform national policy and action to reduce the impacts of microplastics on the marine environment
  • Funding for the Tropical Water Quality Hub to work on improving coral condition and compile research efforts on the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish which has devastated coral reefs
  • Additional research funding for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub to carry out a range of projects relating to urban liveability, transport and urban greening.
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