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Our post-2020 greenhouse gas emissions target

In advance of the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in
Paris between 30 November and 11 December 2015, Australian dairy has made its voice heard in Australia’s contribution to the new global climate agreement
which will set the emissions reduction target beyond 2020.

Through an Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) submission made to Government in April, we are advocating for emissions reduction policies which will support the industry – not hinder it. In particular, we
are seeking policies that are:

  • Aligned with our major international competitors;
  • Recognised as an emissions intensity approach that allows dairy to continue to grow while reducing its carbon footprint; and
  • Underpinned by Government policy and actions to promote and support the dairy industry’s contribution towards greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

Our submission advocated for two key areas of Government support: investment in research, development and extension for on-farm emissions reduction; and
support for energy productivity and efficiency. These policy settings are essential to ensuring Australian dairy remains competitive in the international
market, our emissions intensity is reduced and we are well aligned for growth.

The ADIC attended a roundtable meeting with the Minister in early May and will continue to seek Government support through Australia’s international commitment
to help drive innovation and reduce emissions, while also increasing productivity and profitability.

To read the ADIC’s submission on Australia’s Post-2020 Emissions Target Reduction, click here.

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