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2022 Carbon forum

Published 16 March 2022

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Event description

The 2022 Carbon Forum is designed to provide farmers with information on the production benefits of on-farm carbon management and practical information on accessing carbon markets.

Throughout the three-day forum, farmers will have the opportunity to learn from other farmers, scientists and industry stakeholders about current feasible and emerging options for on-farm emissions reduction and carbon sequestration. This will allow integrated carbon farming activities to be embedded into everyday farm businesses.

This forum is being jointly hosted by

  • NSW Department of Primary Industries' Farm Business Resilience Program*,
  • The Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy*, and
  • NSW Local Land Services

Monday 11 April 2022 | 1:30pm – 5:00pm  |  Soil Carbon Field Trip

Day 1: Soil carbon management and measurement

This interactive field day event will provide an overview of a long-term carbon market pilot and allow participants to understand how changes in soil carbon can be measured using flux towers.

Travel to this event will be by bus only. Buses will leave from the Orange Agricultural Institute or The Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra. Details will be provided with your tickets.

Tuesday 12 April 2022 | 8:30pm – 5:00pm  |   Conference

Orange Function Centre, Eyles St, Orange NSW and On-line
Day 2: Carbon opportunities for primary producers 

This is a conference-style event that aims to provide information and perspectives from scientists, practitioners and industry stakeholders to help farmers understand and identify the production benefits of on-farm emissions reduction and sequestration.

During this day farmers will also be provided with an overview of how carbon markets function and help in identifying feasible opportunities to participate in carbon markets.

Benefits to farmers
This day will allow farmers to make more informed choices about carbon management, its integration into the farm business and highlight opportunities to access carbon markets. Following the event, land managers will have an opportunity to potentially work with NSW DPI to develop 'Whole-farm Carbon Management Plans' and identify viable pathways (options) for emissions reduction and sequestration. This is part of an On-Farm Carbon Planning and Advice Service currently in development for NSW primary producers.

Wednesday 13 April 2022 | 8:30pm – 5:00pm  |  Masterclass - limited places

(Expression of Interest for tickets due to limited places)

NSW DPI Head Office, 105 Prince St, Orange 

Day 3: Participating in carbon markets

This masterclass is designed to enable farmers to understand some of the complexities in participating in Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) markets and will take a deep dive into the development and running of an ERF carbon project.

The day is designed to provide a broad range of detailed information to farmers from eligible activities under the major ERF methods to the use of carbon income for the farm business, tax and land value considerations. Farmers will have the opportunity to hear from carbon market project developers and understand what is involved in running an ERF project and see the available tools to support decision making. Examples of emerging opportunities outside the ERF will also be discussed.

Benefits to farmers
This day will provide farmers with enough information to understand what is involved in developing a carbon project and potentially work one-one-one with NSW DPI to assess the feasibility of establishing an ERF project on their farm as part of a Concierge Service currently in development for NSW primary producers.

As spaces for this masterclass are very limited we require attendees to complete an expression of interest which details your experience and current level of activity within the carbon market. We will be in touch to confirm your attendance.


Complete this Expression of Interest for the Masterclass before registering!

Contact details

If you have further questions about this event please contact farmbusiness@dpi.nsw.gov.au

*The Farm Business Resilience Program is jointly funded by the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund and NSW Government and the The Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy is funded by the NSW Government through its Climate Change Fund.