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Completed project

A common approach to sector-level greenhouse gas accounting for Australian agriculture (HA20007)

Key research provider: Agricultural Innovation Australia
Publication date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

What was it all about?

Australian agriculture now has a common framework for greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, helping support sector-level baselines, reporting and communication of a united Australian narrative around emissions.

Launched in May 2023, the Common Approach to GHG Accounting for Australian Agriculture framework provides best practice guidance for sector-level accounting and can be used to steer improvements in data collection and reporting over time.

The project brought together technical experts, Australia’s rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), and several State Government departments, to achieve consensus on general principles that could be broadly applied across agriculture, fisheries and forestry.

The Common Approach is recommended for use at a national and/or regional level. The approach can be used for:

  • Generating a GHG baseline to track and report sector wide GHG emission reductions against over time
  • Generating GHG emissions accounts for sector-level annual reporting
  • Informing national and international stakeholders.

Further information on the project can be found on the Agricultural Innovation Australia website here.