Land Use

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Plan: Land Use

Emissions from land use in Australia are the largest source of Australian emissions of greenhouse gases, even greater than the emissions from generating electricity.  We could significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by changes to land use:

  • Reduce land clearance
  • Re-vegetate some grazing and cropping land
  • Reduce cattle and sheep numbers to cut methane emissions
  • Reduce the land area dedicated to producing feed for the cattle and sheep
  • Increase the draw-down of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, e.g. tree planting
  • Increase the carbon stored in our soils, e.g. adding biochar to our soils

Zero Carbon Australia: Land Use: Agriculture and Forestry Report

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