The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) is a long-term commitment by the Australian Government. The program funds environment and climate research.
The first phase invested $145 million (2014-15 to 2020-21) into 6 research hubs.
The second phase will invest $149 million (2020-21 to 2026-27) into 4 new research hubs.
Australian research institutions host the multi-disciplinary research hubs.
- provides evidence for the design, delivery and on-ground outcomes for environmental programs
- helps decision-makers, including from Indigenous communities, build resilience
- supports positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.