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Carbon Farming Industry Summit

1 August 2017

The Queensland Carbon Farming Industry Summit, held in August 2017, brought together a diverse array of experts with the aim of creating a roadmap to fast-track the development of an exciting new industry for our state.

It’s an industry that will play a key role in reducing Queensland’s carbon emissions, helping deliver on international commitments under the Paris Agreement and working towards the Queensland Climate Transition Strategy (PDF, 2.56MB) goal of a zero-net emissions economy by 2050.

Carbon farming presents complex problems common to a relatively new industry. There are issues surrounding methodology, technology, policy certainty, pricing, participation, and research and development.

There is a real need for a code of conduct, for consumer protection and readily available resources, and for easy access to credible professional advisers so that landholders and investors can have confidence and trust in an emerging market.

But as representatives from industry, agriculture, Indigenous communities and governments heard, the opportunities that come with scaling up domestic abatement from the land sector are many, and the co-benefits numerous.

The next step is the development of an industry roadmap, which will create a path forwards for Queensland, and for Australia more broadly.

The Queensland Carbon Farming Industry Summit was facilitated by the Carbon Market Institute on behalf of the Queensland Government’s former Department of Environment and Heritage.  

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18 September 2017
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