12 December 2022
Farmers for Climate Action respond to Federal Environment legislation amendments
Farmers for Climate Action, a group representing more than 7500 farmers has welcomed the Federal Government’s move to strengthen conservation laws.
“The new EPBC Act amendment will for the first time note greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Federal Government’s environmental assessments,” Anika Molesworth, Farmers for Climate Action Deputy Chair said.
“Farmers also note the clarity the new National Environmental Standards set around the environmental value of different landscapes.
“We hope the new environment protection authority will use its powers to limit emissions from Australian projects. We need urgent cuts to emissions globally to protect our farms.”
Farmers are on the front lines of climate change and this year have experienced devastating floods which have wiped out vegetable and wheat crops and damaged grazing country in New South Wales and Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.
For more information contact Jacqui Street 0498 188 528 / media@farmersforclimateaction.