AgZero2030 prepares submissions for inquiries, discussion papers, consultations and hearings on all things climate and agriculture in Western Australia. You can read our submissions below.
Submission to the State Soil Health Strategy, August 2020
Climate change is already having a negative effect on the health of Western Australian soils. Any opportunities to maintain and improve the health of our soils will be enhanced by limiting further global warming and climate change. AgZero2030 will play our part by encouraging our sector to reduce our emissions in line with Western Australia’s share of the world’s remaining carbon budget for a chance at limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Raising community and industry awareness of the projected climate change impacts of future temperature increases will help us all to make informed decisions to protect our soil.
Submission to the Western Australian Climate Change Policy Consultation, November 2019
Climate change caused by 1.1°C global warming from excess greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activity has already harmed Western Australia and its people, including those of us involved in the agricultural sector. The adaptability of primary producers will be challenged further with increasing warming of the climate. Discerning overseas agriculture commodity markets will demand further evidence that the ag industry is engaged in climate solutions and this evidence will be linked, somewhat, to the prices we receive for our commodities.
Western Australia now has the opportunity to lead on climate solutions. We will help. AgZero2030 supports efforts in WA’s agricultural sector to play our part in limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
Submission to the Inquiry into growing Australian agriculture to $100 billion by 2030, November 2019
To help ensure the future success of Australian agriculture, all levels of government need to effectively address issues around climate change mitigation and adaptation. If Australia is to do its share in limiting global heating to 1.5°C, large, concrete and ambitious policies and programs need to be put in place. To be proactive is to develop programs around the latest science, as soon as possible.