Becoming a carbon smart land manager in the Limestone Coast
What is Carbon Management?
Carbon management includes the following:
- Carbon sequestration: through processes that remove atmospheric CO2, including planting trees for growth of woody biomass and enhancement of soil organic carbon through pasture renovation
- Emissions reductions: where the rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is reduced e.g. reducing enteric methane through livestock feed supplements
- Emissions avoidance: where the process producing the GHG is ceased e.g. enhanced growth rates and earlier sale of juvenile livestock
- Carbon offsetting: where farms purchase carbon credits from external to the farm boundary. As carbon offsetting does not directly contribute to GHG reduction within the farm business, we will not consider this avenue further in this resource.
It is important to understand that carbon management has both co-benefits and trade-offs. These will be presented and discussed throughout this resource.
Your path to carbon management in the Limestone Coast
There are four key modules that underpin carbon management. Our carbon management information is a resource for landholders who would like to learn more about climate change, emissions reduction, carbon farming and sustainable land management.