I hope the break was peaceful and restful.
Now, let’s get back to the business at hand. No time to lose. The situation in summary:
- Climate change continues – worldwide attention and demand for greater action growing
- Farmers control over 50% of the land mass and have the most potential via natural systems to mitigate the warming effect
- Australia has a well-known/respected system that allows farmers to earn an Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) for these actions
- The market is already worth $3 billion to the economy
- Australian Government now has much more ambitious targets for lowering emissions and sequestering carbon in soils and vegetation
- MORE areas are opening up – the ability to earn credits (of one sort or another) for other activities – water quality, protecting biodiversity, lower runoff from agricultural land, etc
In fact, it’s pretty much as we foretold in our ‘farm of the future’ graphic!
For all of these reasons, we are widening the scope and extent of our 2023 conference. Just prior to the break we announced the Inaugural Nature-Based Solutions Conference & Expo – incorporating a full day on Soil Carbon.
Bigger and better than ever, by incorporating the new opportunities in biodiversity and other areas we will assist farmers and landholders to understand HOW to engage and expand the solutions farmers offer for slowing down the changes in the climate.
We will be exploring:
- All the latest in the soil carbon space – results from projects, new innovations in measurement, the most innovative ways to improve soil carbon.
- The latest in the brand new biodiversity markets. We have a draft method and by July there will be much more detail. Start your learning here: https://www.dcceew.gov.au/environment/environmental-markets/biodiversity-market This site has all the latest. But there is more to come yet.
- There were many funding promises made in the October 2022 budget. In particular the $302 million committed through the Natural Heritage Trust to assist land managers to engage in carbon and biodiversity markets. What will that mean for farmers?
- For a refresher on what was promised in the budget, have a look here: https://www.austrade.gov.au/news/insights/insight-budget-2022-23-implications-for-the-agribusiness-and-food-sectors
These and many other topics will be covered as we showcase the best of what is available for farmers and landholders in this space.
Exciting opportunities to collaborate and grow your company’s influence in this space are open now – apply here!
So, strap yourselves in, follow the newsletters, ease into the detail and we’ll do the rest at the conference.
Always happy for a chat, so don’t be a stranger…