Farm Forestry Carbon tool launched
Posted 10 May 2023
A new tool to help landowners within minutes find out an indicative estimate of their carbon impact and the potential tree offset opportunities was launched at Agfest.
Minister for Resources, Felix Ellis, launched the Farm Forestry Carbon tool which was created by the Tasmania Forestry Hub in collaboration with Private Forests Tasmania.
The tool, which has been online for people to test since January, is designed to provide estimates, rather than an in-depth carbon calculator, but is highly effective to support farmers as they start conversations and planning around carbon neutrality on their farms.
It was developed by Tasmanian tech company Indicium Dynamics, and is now available online on the PFT website: pft.tas.gov.au/farm-forestry-carbon-tool
Developed collaboratively by the Tasmania Forestry Hub and Private Forests Tasmania, the Carbon Farm Forestry Tool enables farmers to estimate their carbon impact and potential tree offset opportunities, with the hope that it will encourage landowners to plant more trees on their properties.
Mr Ellis said, “The Carbon Farm Forestry Tool supports the Tasmanian Government’s vision to mitigate long-term climate change impacts nationally and internally and is designed to provide estimates to support farmers as they start conversations and planning about carbon neutrality on their farms.”
By 2030, it is highly likely that Tasmanian farming businesses will be required to be carbon neutral. Trees and farm forestry are key solutions for farmers looking to offset their emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.
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