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Agricultural sector could be net zero by 2040 if Australia boosts efforts, report suggests

Regions ‘disproportionately affected’ by climate risk but enhancing current reduction programs would help, Ernst and Young analysis shows

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Australia’s agricultural sector can reach net by 2040, achieving emissions reductions of 40% by 2030 and 60% by 2035 by scaling up existing Morrison government programs, according to new work from Ernst and Young.

The core of the abatement strategy modelled for the group Farmers for involves reducing methane, electrifying transport, overhauling some land use, including more of marginal farmland, and improving land management through practices like increasing carbon sequestered in cropland.

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