Australia’s carbon farming industry is well positioned to make a significant contribution to our national emissions reduction challenge. This rapidly evolving industry has the potential to deliver important environmental outcomes, help to increase agricultural productivity, and open up new markets – generating important new job and revenue opportunities for rural and regional Australia.

The Carbon Farming Industry Roadmap envisions a vibrant domestic carbon farming industry that contributes significantly to Australia’s economy, community and climate repair. By 2030 the sector will:

  • create jobs and revenue for regional communities;
  • contribute significantly to Australia’s net-zero emissions trajectory; and
  • enable a range environmental, social and cultural benefits.

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The Australian Carbon Farming Industry Roadmap identifies a clear path forward for both government and the private sector to work together, addressing opportunities and challenges for the industry’s growth out to 2030.

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  • Ensure carbon regulatory frameworks align with pest, fire and natural resource management regimes.
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  • Open up ACCU export opportunities.
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  • Provide more funding for research and development for new methods.
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  • Implement a national market-based approach to emissions reduction covering the electricity sector and heavy emitters to drive private sector demand.
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  • Ensure the ERF is adequately funded until there is a sustainable source of private sector demand.
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The latest version of the roadmap

With regular updates and industry progress tracked by CMI, the Australian Carbon Farming Industry Roadmap remains a live and active tool that support cross-sectoral communication, engagement, collaboration and investment in the growth of this important industry of the future.