Carbon Farming Roadmap for South Australia

Carbon Farming Roadmap for South Australia

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia has released its first Carbon Farming Roadmap for South Australia for 2022–2026.

Carbon farming and the broader carbon market present exciting and critically important steps in our efforts to adapt to a changing climate and transition to an economy that is climate smart and resilient.

There is a broad range of current and future carbon farming opportunties for primary industries and other land managers in South Australia.

Greater adoption of carbon farming will help our primary industries and other sectors to reduce their emissions through the generation and purchase of high quality carbon offsets.

These emerging opportunities will have a pivotal role in the Government of South Australia's goal to reduce net emissions by more than 50 per cent (from 2005 levels) by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

It is also clear that the emissions reduction and broader co-benefits delivered through carbon farming will help South Australia secure existing and new market access for our goods and services, build our economy through increased productivity and new jobs, while protecting our natural and cultural capital.

The Roadmap highlights a number of key areas to best position South Australian producers to take advantage of the productivity and economic opportunities available through carbon farming and make informed decisions about their participation.

These areas include growing the skills, knowledge and capacity to undertake carbon farming, as well as ensuring applicability of recognised carbon farming methods to our unique soils and climate.

This Roadmap is a key commitment for both the Department of Primary Industries and Regions and the Department for Environment and Water.

The Government of South Australia worked with key stakeholders to identify the strategic actions required to build our capacity and understanding of carbon farming.

Through this Roadmap, PIRSA invites its existing and new partners to continue to work with them to realise the real and exciting economic, environmental and social benefits of carbon farming in South Australia