An agriculture sector-led movement progressing climate solutions

AgZero2030 was created in 2019 by Western Australian agricultural sector leaders who set our three goals:

Champion efforts in the WA ag sector to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (ie: be carbon neutral) by 2030.

Share positive stories from WA ag.

Contribute to and promote good climate and ag policy.

Why?

To create the most prosperous life for rural WA possible, well into the future.

AgZero2030 aims to:

  • Support our industry and communities to proudly and successfully adapt and thrive into the future while protecting and preserving our land and climate.

  • Help WA play its part in global efforts to limit global heating to 1.5C.

  • Meet consumer preference.

  • Retain market access.

  • Retain access to capital investment.

AgZero2030 members know that climate change – caused by only 1.1°C global warming so far – has affected WA agriculture and exacerbated our natural climate variability. We’ve adapted so far. Many primary producers are already aiming to sustainably increase productivity and system resilience while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s good for business.

How?

We will:

  • Share inspiring stories of good work already happening in WA.

  • Share existing tools and resources that can help towards our net-zero goal.

  • Present (or suggest suitable speakers who can present) climate and carbon information at events on request.

  • Help map out a pathway to net-zero GHG emissions.

  • Contribute to work on the accessibility and uptake of relevant greenhouse gas calculators and carbon markets.

AgZero2030 aims to further strengthen our sector’s knowledge of climate change and solutions including the measurement and monitoring of related environmental metrics; build our sector’s adaptive capacity to prosper into the future with projected climate change and consumer expectations, and find and take up the opportunities in climate solutions.

Who?

The AgZero2030 movement is supported by a volunteer committee, whose supporters so far include:

  • Farmers for Climate Action

  • WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

  • Grain Industry Association of WA

  • South West Catchments Council

  • Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management

  • Northern Agricultural Catchments Council

  • Southcoast Natural Resource Management

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