Australian agriculture has always operated in a varied and challenging climate. The continued success of the industry will depend on our ability to innovate and adapt to manage climate and other.
As the world looks to reduce carbon emissions, Australian agriculture must respond to reaffirm its place in the global economy. Australian agriculture has an opportunity to take advantage of the social, environmental and economic opportunities presented by a low emissions future but it must also do so in an economically sensible manner.
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) supports an economy-wide aspiration of net zero emissions by 2050 provided:
• there are identifiable and economically viable pathways to net neutrality, including impacts from inputs such as energy; and
• Commonwealth and State legislation is effective, equitable and advantageous to deliver on ground programs that benefit agricultural interests and do not provide unnecessary regulatory impediment.
The NFF’s position will allow producers, industry bodies and agriculture as a whole to establish credible baselines and assess the implications of the policy.
Policy at all levels must recognise the previous, current and future role of profitable and productive agricultural businesses in the context of climate change response and provide a pathway for sustainable agricultural development.
To view the NFF’s Climate Change Policy, click here.
For recent submissions related to Climate Change, click here.
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