The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has started consultation on Australia’s Net Zero Plan for Agriculture and Land.
The Australian Government is committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the economy by 2050 and reducing emissions by 43% by 2030. The Ag and Land Plan will be one of six sectoral decarbonisation plans under the Net Zero 2050 Plan.
Our agricultural sector is vital in the nation’s climate change efforts.
We know it’s one of the busiest times of the year for farmers but it’s crucial that farmer views are central to the Plan. So we’ve developed a 10 minute survey to help you have your say.
The results will be publicly available in a report by Farmers for Climate Action – and we’ll hand deliver it to the Federal Agriculture Minister before the consultation closes in mid December.
Your voice matters in creating a resilient, low emissions agricultural sector. Help us ensure farmer perspectives lead the way.
What does ‘net zero’ actually mean?
An overall balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced and greenhouse gas emissions taken out of the atmosphere. The science clearly states that we need to get as close as possible to ‘real’ zero and only rely on carbon offsetting when it is absolutely necessary.
For more detail, you can access the Department of Agriculture’s Discussion Paper on the Net Zero Sector Plan for Agriculture and Land, here.