TREND is closely aligned with the strategic priorities of both the South Australian and Commonwealth Governments:
South Australian Government
Target 69. Lose no species: Lose no native species as a result of human impacts.
Target 70. Sustainable land management: By 2020, achieve a 25% increase in the protection of agricultural cropping land from soil erosion and a 25% improvement in the condition of pastoral land.
Target 71. Marine Biodiversity: Maintain the health and diversity of South Australia's unique marine environments.
Target 72. Nature conservation: Increase participation in nature conservation activities by 25% by 2015.
Role 1.5 Policy leadership on natural resources and environment contributing to the government's climate change agenda.
Priority 1b Together with partners deliver NatureLinks (SASP target) and the Trans-Australia Eco-Link through landscape-scale conservation and land management activities.
Role 3.1 Policy advice to guide planning and development decisions, in particular about natural resources management; heritage; native vegetation and biodiversity conservation; coast protection; fire risk management; and the impacts of climate change.
Objective 2.1 To increase our understanding of risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities.
Objective 8.1 To strengthen the resilience of industries reliant on natural resources in the face of potential impacts of climate change.
Objective 8.3 To increase the capacity of ecosystems to adapt to climate change.
Objective 2 Policy responses that are founded on the best scientific knowledge.
Strategy 2.2 Identify and create the datasets and knowledge to underpin successful responses.
Strategy 2.3 Use up-to-date, high quality and relevant science to inform an adaptive management
approach to building resilience and adaptive capacity.
Objective 3 Resilient, well-functioning natural systems and sustainable, productive landscapes.
Strategy 3.1 Increase the resilience of South Australia's terrestrial, aquatic and marine biodiversity.
Strategy 3.2 Increase the resilience of primary production systems.
Strategy 3.3 Strengthen policy links to achieve mutual benefits for climate change, biodiversity
conservation and the sustainable use of landscapes and water
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Strategic Plan 2011-2015
Outcome 1: Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Priority 1.3: Develop a comprehensive environmental information base
Outcome 2: Sustainable Population and Communities
Outcome 5: Environment Protection and Heritage Conservation
Priority 5.2: Promote a partnership approach to environmental protection and management
Priority 1: Public research funding supports high-quality research that addresses national challenges and opens up new opportunities
Priority 2: Australia has a strong base of skilled researchers to support the national research effort in both the public and private sectors
Priority 5: The innovation system encourages a culture of collaboration within the research sector and between researchers and industry
Priority 7: The public and community sectors work with others in the innovation system to improve policy development and service delivery.