Queensland Low Emissions Agriculture Roadmap 2022–2032

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Introduction: The Queensland Low Emissions Agriculture Roadmap 2022–2032 (the roadmap) outlines a strategic framework for achieving a low emissions agriculture sector in Queensland. Co-designed with industry partners and government, it emphasizes collaborative efforts to reduce production-based emissions and increase carbon farming, aligning with the state's commitment to a zero net emissions economy by 2050.

Key Objectives

  • Drive Collaborative Action: The roadmap emphasizes collaboration among governments, industries, and communities to facilitate a gradual decline in greenhouse gas emissions while supporting industry targets.
  • Improve Climate Information and Services: Enhancing access to climate information and services enables better prediction and management of climate impacts, fostering adaptation and resilience.
  • Assess Progress and Enhance Adaptation: Regular assessments of climate impacts and adaptation progress inform ongoing improvements and strategies for effective response.

Action Pathways

  • Livestock Emissions: Focus on reducing methane emissions through technology adoption, dietary supplements, and sustainable management practices.
  • Cropping and Horticulture Emissions: Promote soil health and develop low-emission fertilizers to mitigate nitrous oxide emissions.
  • On-Farm Energy Opportunities: Encourage investment in renewable energy options to reduce on-farm energy emissions.
  • Carbon Farming and Landscape Management: Support carbon capture initiatives in natural sinks and holistic landscape management to improve soil health and biodiversity, supported by Australian Carbon Credit trading.
  • Regions and Supply Chains: Create opportunities for carbon-neutral projects across regional planning areas, integrating low-emission practices into supply chains.

Collaborative Approach: Partnerships between industry, government, research providers, and communities are essential for achieving real carbon reductions in the agriculture sector. The roadmap aligns with other key emissions reduction strategies and initiatives, maximizing opportunities for the agriculture sector and its supply chains.