reEvolution

Agriculture
Emissions Reduction Actions

"In Australia, emissions from agriculture contribute around 13% of the total national greenhouse gas emissions each year, which is Australia’s fourth highest source of emissions (after electricity, stationary energy and transport). Notably of these sectors, agriculture is the only sector to have decreased emissions in recent years"

Beyond Zero Emissions Report

Zero Carbon Australia Land Use: Agriculture And Forestry​

By Beyond Zero Emissions

This Zero Carbon Australia Land Use Report outlines research showing how greenhouse gas emissions from land use — agriculture and forestry — can be reduced to zero net emissions. The proposals in this report offer economic opportunities to rural communities as well as resilience to the increasingly severe impacts of climate change.

The land use sector is the second largest source of emissions in Australia and also presents unique opportunities for reducing the severity of climate change. These opportunities include stopping deforestation as well as reemphasis of some areas from grazing to revegetation.

Beyond Zero Emission Report

Key findings in the report include:

  1. The land use sector can take a lead role in addressing climate change.

  2. Australia can drastically reduce its agricultural emissions to around net zero by implementing changes to some agricultural activities and limited revegetation.

  3. Revegetation of an overall average of 13% of cleared land can draw down sufficient carbon to balance ongoing emissions from land use activities.

  4. The eucalyptus tall open forests of south-east Australia can sequester 7,500 million tonnes of carbon dioxide if allowed to recover from clearfell logging.

Regenerative Agriculture

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION OF SCIENTISTS SUPPORTING CLIMATE RECOVERY WITH ‘NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS’

 

Rain for Climate

It is almost certain that you or your close ones already experienced some sort of weather extreme related to climate change that our planet is struggling with. Imagine … there’s a way to stop the weather extremes from happening – be it floods or lack of groundwater, massive droughts or water erosion and mudslides, overheated cities or strong winds.
And
imagine, that there is someone who can stop this.

This someone is YOU !

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Proof of Concept - Australia

Location: Willow Tree, New South Wells

GPS coordinates: 31.45396, 150.21129

Parameters: Productive greener pastures through restoring landscape hydrology. Implementing a combination of water management and grazing practices has restored their landscape hydrology, delivering the productive, greener pastures to support their goal.

Prior to implementation: Intervention works comprising weirs, swales and contour banks were undertaken to manage erosion, soil compaction, impoverished pastures and severely eroded drainage lines; Cell grazing was established for pasture management.

After implementation: Overall landscape hydrology has improved, with more water now retained in the landscape for plant and stock availability; soil organic matter levels and vegetation cover have increased.

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The story of Peter Andrews OAM and the rediscovery of The Australian Landscape Science (TALS) and its implementation as Natural Sequence Farming (NSF). This is a short presentation of the popular ABC Australian Story episode “Of Droughts And Flooding Rains”.

Nature Based Solutions

Regenerative Agriculture

"Tallawang

Craig Carter and his partner Nicky Chirlian aspire to a balance of low farming inputs, comfortable returns and a healthy diverse landscape. Implementing a combination of water management and grazing practices has restored their landscape hydrology, delivering the productive, greener pastures to support their goal.

Tallawang”, was a foundation case study in the 2012 Soils for Life publication, Read More

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