Carbon Farming Futures Australia 2011

Name of policy Carbon Farming Futures
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Australia
Region Oceania


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Market-based instruments
      • GHG emission reduction crediting and offsetting mechanism
  • Research & Development and Deployment (RD&D)
    • Demonstration project
      • Research programme
      • Policy support
        • Strategic planning
        • Information and education
          • Information provision
            • Advice or Aid in implementation
            • Regulatory Instruments
              • Codes and standards
                • Product standards
            Sector name
            • Agriculture and forestry
              • Agricultural CH4
              • Agricultural CO2
              • Agricultural N2O
              • Forestry
            Policy description The Carbon Farming Futures program is ensuring that advances in land management technologies and techniques for emissions reduction and adaptation will lead to enhanced productivity and sustainable land use under a changing climate. These advances will allow farmers and land managers to benefit from the economic opportunities of the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) while assisting Australia in achieving its long term emission reduction targets. This program is now incorporated into the Emissions Reduction Fund.

            Total project budget is $429 million until 2017.

            Policy type
            • Energy efficiency
            • Renewables
            • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
            • Non-energy4
            Policy stringency
            Implementation state Superseded
            Date of decision 2011
            Start date of implementation
            End date of implementation 2017
            High impact No
            Impact indicator


            Source or references http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/climatechange/carbonfarmingfutures

            http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/carbonfarmingfutures http://www.vegetableclimate.com/carbon-farming-futures/

            Supports policies
            Is supported by policies
            Comments (background and assessment) Linked to the policy instrument
            Status Final

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