The National Farmers’ Federation is the latest significant body who have reviewed their climate change policy and committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Labor welcomes the decision.
Our agriculture sector is amongst the most adversely affected by changing and radical weather patterns, and longer, hotter, dry spells.
Climate action will provide farmers with opportunities to participate in carbon markets. Our farmers will reap the benefits of carbon-generated income for their efforts to further improve the productivity and efficiency of their farming practices representing a win-win for growers and producers.
Labor will work with the NFF, its members, other growers and producers, all those along the food production value chain, and the research community to improve the prospects of meeting the NFF’s ambition of making farming a $100 billion industry by 2030.
In adopting net zero emissions by 2050, the NFF joins seventy-three nations, every state and territory in Australia, the Australian Industry Group, the Business Council of Australia, the energy industry, our biggest airline, our biggest mining company, our biggest bank, our biggest telecommunications provider, and countless experts and scientists.