How can Hepburn Shire farmers reach zero-net emissions on farm?
Farmers for Climate Action worked with Hepburn Shire to support the launch of their new publication, a comprehensive guide for the Shire to reach zero-net emissions in the agriculture sector. At this webinar, attendees heard from local farmer Paul Righetti and Z-Net Roundtable members Tammi Jonas and Dom Murphy.
In the Hepburn Shire, agricultural emissions are a critical piece of the zero-net puzzle, representing 41% of the shires total emissions. Over the past few months the Hepburn Z-NET Roundtable has been working with farmers and experts to produce a guide to draw these emissions down.
Cutting emissions from agriculture is often seen as challenging in comparison to other sectors but the Z-NET Roundtable says this doesn’t have to be the case. Their new strategy makes it clear that there is a large opportunity for farms to reduce their emissions and build carbon sinks with some significant but simple changes.
The guide offers detailed information on reducing emissions from fossil fuels, livestock, land use, soil carbon and agricultural inputs. There is also supporting information about the actions already
underway in the shire and how farmers can be involved.
For more information, you can access the guide “How Hepburn Shire Farms can Reach Z-NET” on the Hepburn Z-NET website https://z-net.org.au/hepburn/
This project is made possible thanks to the support of Creswick and District Community Bank, Hepburn Wind, Sustainability Victoria, Renew and Hepburn Shire Council.
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