modelling brings together information about the environment,
community needs and the economy to produce scenarios
that can be used in decision making.
CSE is a leader in futures modelling and undertakes
research in the area to improve the prosperity and quality
of life in Australian communities.
Working with rural and urban communities, CSE applies
futures modelling to provide them with strategies, tools
and principles to help plan and invest in their future
to help maintain and sustain ecosystems, biodiversity
and long-term growth.
Futures modelling is also used in the Government and
various industries to help make decisions on planning
Further information about our research achievements
in this area can be found in the following reports:
Balancing Act - The 2005 report from this project by scientists from CSIRO and the University of Sydney is a world first.
It looks across 135 industry sectors of the Australian economy and highlights sustainability challenges for different industries and pinpoints areas in the production chain where a focussed effort would make a significant difference.
Dilemmas - Future Dilemmas is a technical report
that encapsulates the results of research examining
the impact will the size of Australia's future population
have on the environment, the physical economy, the national
infrastructure and our quality of life? To gain insights
into what the future might hold for Australia, researchers
developed new tools and approaches to modelling Australia's
dynamic physical economy.
Sustainability of the Australian Grains Industry
- Like many industries around the world, the Australian
grains industry is keen to ensure its long-term sustainability.
This analysis took a long-term, strategic view of the
grains industry within the context of agriculture as
a whole, rural landscapes and regional economies.
The Ecosystem Services Project examined the importance of correctly valuing the benefits given to us from the ecosystems in which we live.
Futures Program - The Resource Futures program is
focused on improving the prosperity and quality of life
in Australian communities. Researchers working on systems accounting, and scenarios area apply scenarios and futures models to examine future planning options for Australia.
Futures - TwinCam Futures is a new and innovative
research partnership that will build regional capacity
in Campbelltown and Camden for exploring the opportunities
and risks of a range of possible future development
Assessing develpment sustainability
Alternative transport fuels: prospects and impacts
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