Carbon farming has its problems, but we shouldn’t write it off. After all, good projects can store carbon – and bring back habitat.
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A group of agricultural and soil scientists has serious concerns about the way credits are awarded for soil carbon sequestration in Australia.
A study of purple-crowned fairy-wrens offers lessons for fire management along waterways in tropical savanna ecosystems.
More must be done to ensure the Albanese government truly delivers the emissions reductions it has promised.
Our new analysis suggests the vast majority of carbon credits granted for regrowing native forests either has not occurred, or would have occurred anyway.
Labor has promised a 43% cut in Australia’s emissions by 2030 and a high-integrity carbon credit market is vital to reaching this goal.
The Burren, in western Ireland, is home to a traditional regenerative system of cattle management known as winterage.
Industry seeks to capitalize on regenerative agriculture, but standards that focus only on carbon or other select environmental metrics will undermine its transformative potential
The key to unlocking the benefits of new agricultural technologies is to develop food systems where the waste products from one step become valuable inputs in another.
The world is facing one of the century’s biggest challenges: How to nutritiously feed the growing population, address climate change and not destroy the ecosystems on which we all depend for life.
The outlook for potential emissions reduction is far better than in earlier assessments, thanks to the plunging costs of clean energy technologies.
New ABARES research examines the climate change challenge facing Australian farmers
The future of farming is ours to decide.
We all need to eat. Experts imagine how the next agricultural revolution can feed us while fighting climate change and habitat destruction, instead of accelerating it.
To hit emissions targets, Wales will need to drastically reassess how 90% of its landscape is used.
A future farm?
It’s time for farmers to embrace the wetland instead of draining it.
Farmers are protesting changes to Queensland’s land use laws.
Queensland’s new land-clearing laws are a huge missed opportunity.
The carbon farming initiative gives pig farmers the opportunity to earn carbon credits for reducing methane emissions from manure. The proposed change to this government policy may stall, or even end, this market.
Proposed changes to the government’s climate change policies may stall, or even close down, the market for ‘carbon farmers’ to profit from reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Farming land in New South Wales.
Growing population, growing demand for food, climate change: Australia’s rural lands are facing a number of pressures. So how can we sustainably use them in the future?
Australia will struggle to make real emissions reductions without making structural change away from coal in the energy sector.
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The latest emissions auction closes the gap to Australia’s climate target, but still leaves work to be done.
Australia has around a million hectares of plantations, much of them no longer commercially viable.
The GFC killed off Australia’s timber plantation boom, leaving behind a million hectares of timber. But by recognising the carbon value in these trees, a new industry could grow in place of the old.
The latest climate talks in Bonn, Germany, unexpectedly agreed to a mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation.
The mid year Bonn negotiations for the proposed new global agreement to tackle climate change have just concluded. They will be finalised at the end of the year in Paris. What progress is being made? What are the challenging issues that may end up being a focus of negotiations in Paris? What does the roadmap from here look like?
Growth industry: forestry will account for much of the carbon reductions under the first round of Emissions Reduction Fund contracts.
The first round of contracts for Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund have been awarded, at an average price of just under A$14 a tonne. How do the numbers stack up, and what projects are the big winners?