On 9 March 2017, the Authority released an issues paper for consultation called Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability.

In Report Three of the Special Review, the Authority recommended further work be done on how to better coordinate action to reduce emissions, improve environmental outcomes and benefit agricultural productivity.

In the first phase of the research, this issues paper seeks stakeholder views on barriers to, and solutions for, delivering 'win-win' outcomes on the land.

The issues paper considers the following areas:

  • the agriculture sector, its challenges and opportunities including improving productivity, climate change impacts and natural resource management (NRM)

  • existing agricultural-related policies and programs

  • measurement and reporting needed to design or evaluate programs aimed at coordinating NRM and emissions reduction initiatives

  • options to involve the private sector in creating new markets for NRM outcomes and environmental services

  • options for integrating emissions reductions, broader NRM outcomes and farm profitability through research and development.

This is a paper for consultation and does not make recommendations to government. Submissions have been received from interested organisations and individuals and consultation is now closed.

This work will result in a research report by the Authority, which is planned for release in mid-2017.

  • Fact sheet

  • Media release

  • Issues paper - Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability (PDF 939kB) | (DOCX 443kB)  


Robert Saunders
Gordon Williamson
Kimberley Land Council
Victorian Catchment Management Authorities
Climate Friendly
The Wilderness Society
Wentworth Group
Doctors for the Environment Australia
Sustainable Business Australia
National Farmers' Federation
GreenCollar Group
Australian-German Climate & Energy College
Corporate Carbon
NRM Regions Australia
Trust for Nature (Victoria)
South Australian Government - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Greening the Desert
Queensland Government - Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Consultation

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