Mitigation in the land sector is a win-win for land managers. A number of mitigation actions inform farm management practices, improve productivity and increase the sector’s resilience to a changing climate.

In relation to climate change mitigation:

  • The department is supporting land managers to benefit from the economic opportunities of the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), while assisting Australia in achieving its long term emission reduction targets.
  • The CFI is an Australian Government scheme that allows land managers to generate carbon credits and create new earning opportunities through a range of activities, such as manure management, fertiliser management, reduced livestock emissions and improved rangeland and cropland management.
  • The Carbon Farming Futures program is helping land managers benefit from carbon farming by supporting research, on-farm trials and extension to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain productivity under a changing climate. Outcomes of this program will unlock new opportunities for land managers to participate in the CFI.

Climate Change Mitigation Links

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)
Department of the Environment
Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI)