Land managers have a vitally important role to play in reducing carbon pollution. Through the $1.7 billion Land Sector Package, Australian land managers will have new opportunities to reduce carbon pollution and increase the amount of carbon stored on the land.
Land Sector Package measures
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities is responsible for rolling out the following Land Sector Package measures:
- The Biodiversity Fund - $946m over six years Support for Australia's land managers to reduce carbon pollution, protect biodiversity and increase productivity on their land.
- Indigenous Carbon Farming Fund - $22.3m over five years Provides assistance to Indigenous Australians to participate in the carbon market.
- Regional Planning for Natural Resource Management Climate Change Fund - $43.9m over five years Support regional NRM organisations to revise existing regional NRM plans to help identify where in the landscape biodiversity and carbon abatement activities should be undertaken.
- Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board - $4.4m over six years
The Board will provide advice to Government on the implementation of the Land Sector Package
Other Land Sector measures
Our department is working closely with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to implement the full suite of Clean Energy Future programs.
To find out more visit these websites:
- Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI)
For those who want to sell carbon credits - A carbon offset scheme that will provide opportunities for land managers to earn credits for increasing stored carbon or reducing carbon emissions.
CFI non-Kyoto Carbon Fund
- $250m over 6 years
- Allows the Aust government to purchase non-Kyoto credits (ie from soil carbon, wetlands or grasslands).
Carbon Farming Future Fund - Action on the Ground
- $99m over six years
- Direct support to landholders, industry, NGOs, government and groups to trial and demonstrate on-farm practices and abatement technologies. To reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and/or increase and maintain carbon stored in the soil.
Refundable Tax offset
- 15 per cent refundable tax offset for new conservation tillage equipment
Carbon Farming Futures - filling the research gap
- $201m over six years
- Investing in new and innovative ways for land managers to reduce emissions and improve productivity
Carbon Farming Futures - extension and outreach
- $64m Over six years
- Establishes a network of extension officers to provide information about carbon farming and opportunities under the Clean Energy Future plan
Carbon Farming Skills
- $4m over five years
- Giving land managers access to credible, high quality advice and carbon services from CFI Carbon Brokers or Aggregators
For more information about the Land Sector package visit the Clean Energy Future website:
- Clean Energy Future - Land use
- Securing a Clean Energy Future - Chapter 9 - Creating opportunities on the land
- Fact sheet - Biodiversity Fund
- Fact sheet - Regional Australia
- Communication materials