CASE STUDY 4.2: Potential for carbon abatement by revegetation and conservation in Australia – stakeholder engagement and status report
Revegetation and conservation in Australia may have great potential to contribute to achieving the mitigation targets of the Paris Agreement. Current estimates of this potential are limited to a few studies, none of which have been able to adequately address the opportunities and limitations of the biophysical and socio-economic worlds.
We set out to define key policy needs, information gaps and available assessment tools on the role of vegetation in carbon abatement in Australia. However, as we engaged with a number of Australian Government stakeholders in the Department of the Environment and Energy, we found other information gaps that need to be addressed. Specifically, we identified the need for research that:
- explores future trajectories of carbon quantities under different climate scenarios
- explores present and future carbon dynamics in regions of the country where there has been most participation from landowners in the Emission Reduction Fund.
- compares global and Australian datasets of key quantities such as land use change, particularly those from the Department against global datasets widely used.
These research areas have now been included in the Hub’s carbon research projects.
Completed: December 2018
More information: Dr Pep Canadell, CSIRO
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