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dc.contributor.convenorAssociate Professor Paul Maginen_US
dc.contributor.authorVella, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorDale, Allanen_US
dc.contributor.authorReghenzani, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorSing, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorParker, Darrylen_US
dc.contributor.editorAssociate Professor Paul Maginen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:30:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:30:52Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-08-15T23:24:30Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.wpsc2011.com.au/index.htmlen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/45277
dc.description.abstractThere has been a growing trend towards integrated regional ecosystem approaches in theory and practice to (1) better understand the behaviour of complex social-ecological systems, (2) for holistic state-of-the-environment monitoring of social, economic, institutional and environmental conditions and trends to adapt governance towards achieving resilience, and (3) as the basis for multi-scalar policy collaborations between government and non-government sectors to find solutions to sustainability problems. Drawing on the Authors' regional NRM expertise, this paper presents the ABCD framework for adaptive and integrated agricultural planning to deal with uncertainty developed in the Wet Tropics region within the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Northern Australia. The paper briefly describes collaborative efforts led by the regional NRM body to translate complex, unclear, and overlapping institutional arrangements for environmental sustainability into a simple practice-based framework that defines the environmental duty of care for agriculture as well as the forward actions necessary to secure improved environmental outcomes. The framework integrates regional stakeholder interests and values horizontally within the region to overcome issues of science and policy uncertainty. Vertically, the framework integrates government environmental policy across jurisdictional scales within the GBR including initiatives of the Australian and Queensland Governments and global environmental policy for the eco-accreditation of sugar cane products. The framework has also positioned the region's farmers as global leaders in environmental management. We propose that this approach has utility within agricultural systems and beyond to (a) identify and implement on-ground solutions to sustainability problems within a context of uncertainty, (b) support scalable monitoring and modelling of environmental, social and economic conditions and trends, and (c) evaluate the efficacy of solutions and governance arrangements and identify adaptive strategies and approaches as necessary.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWorld Planning Schools Congressen_US
dc.publisher.placePerth, Western Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://anzaps.net/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename2011 WPSCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleWorld Planning Schools Congress 2011: Planning in an era of uncertainty and transformationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2011-07-04en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2011-07-08en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationPerth, Western Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLand Use and Environmental Planningen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural Resource Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120504en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050209en_US
dc.titleAn approach for adaptive and integrated agricultural planning to deal with uncertainty in a Great Barrier Reef Catchmenten_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 ANZAPS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published versionen_US
gro.date.issued2011
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