Australian horticulture measures carbon footprint

Updated: 19/11/2008

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), today released a series of discussion papers on measuring the carbon footprint of the Australian vegetable industry. 

The vegetable industry carbon foot printing discussion papers were funded
by HAL through the growers vegetable levy with matching funding from the Australian Government.

Horticulture for tomorrow logoThe papers provide very useful information and an estimation of the carbon foot print of the Australian vegetable industry.

  • Agriculture contributes 16 per cent of all Australian emissions

  • Horticulture is estimated to contribute 1 per cent of Australian
    agricultural emission

Follow these links to download the discussion papers :carbon foot

Paper 1:    What is a carbon footprint

Paper 2:    Emissions trading, reduction and marketing

Paper 3:    Available carbon footprinting tools

Paper 4:    Estimate of the Carbon Footprint

Paper 5:    Who will use the vegetable carbon tool?
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Paper 6:    Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions

See Also:

VG 05051  A Scoping Study into Climate Change and Climate Variability
Deuter, P. QDPI (2006)- extract

  1. The impact of climate change on horticulture may be significant.
  2. carbon footSuccessfully adapting to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns will require both pre-emptive and reactive adaptation strategies / options.
  3. Climate changes will call for a very high standard of crop management.

Source: Horticulture Australia – Wednesday, 19 Nov 08

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