Project 4: Emissions reduction pathways
- Identify feasible options for emissions reduction and carbon sequestration in NSW primary industries
- Quantify the technical and economic potential of feasible options
- Assess the possible effects of climate change on potential abatement
- Assess policy options to incentivise abatement
- Devise plausible scenarios for emissions reduction pathways
- Deliver policy recommendations to facilitate achievement of abatement potential
Review and technical analysis
Identification of technically feasible emissions reduction and sequestration opportunities pathways for Primary Industries and Forestry sectors.
Evaluation of costs/benefits/risks
Identify cost-effective options and barriers to implementation (socio-economic, geographical and biophysical impediments).
Modelling emissions trajectories under different climate change scenarios
Examination of industry emissions profiles under different policy frameworks
Technical potential abatement from new and emerging Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) methods and management activities identified.
Quantum of cost effective emissions reduction and sequestration for industry sectors identified (economic potential).
Impacts of climate variability and climate change on abatement potential evaluated.
Policy options evaluated. Scenarios for emissions reduction pathways developed. Concepts for ERF methods identified.
Quantify realistic abatement potential for primary industries in NSW and plausible scenarios for achieving abatement.
Science-based information on sector abatement promoted through the carbon farming platform.
Enabling policy recommendations formulated.
Primary Industries contribution to achieving NSW State reduced emissions optimised while enhancing resilience and supporting sustainable production.