Researchers from CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Tropical Savannas
and Desert Knowledge CRC have initiated an expert workshop to
explore the role that property rights in development of savanna
regions. There will be a specific focus on natural resources and
nature-based industries. The workshop aims to make international
expertise in this field relevant to the context of
Australia’s savanna and desert landscapes.
The workshop is being convened by Romy Greiner who leads the CRC
project “Multiple use opportunities for Outback
Australia” — jointly funded by the Tropical Savannas
and Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centres and CSIRO SE.
This project focuses on northern Australia’s outback
regions, investigating opportunities that property rights hold in
(1) facilitating the realisation of new markets, (2) supporting a
reconciliation of diverse industry and community aspirations, (3)
reducing uncertainty of use and access rights for existing and new
investors, and (4) ensuring the long-term sustainability of desert
and savanna ecosystems.
Papers are being given by national and international experts,
and contributions to the workshop will be compiled into a book.
“Property Rights: the key to achieving ecologically
sustainable development in Outback regions” is being held at
the Undara Experience from 1 to 3 March, 2005.
Read about the project on our research pages, link below.