How the Carbon Farming Initiative works
Voiceover (Male): As farmers know carbon in the soil makes the land more productive but carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are causing climate change with more frequent and severe weather events our agricultural systems face increasing pressure.
Voiceover (Female): So the Australian government has a plan to cut atmospheric carbon pollution and to move us toward a clean energy future
Voiceover (Young male): As part of that plan carbon pricing requires biggest polluters to pay for their carbon pollution.
Voiceover: (Male): Farmers are exempt from paying a common price on their agricultural emission,s but they are exempt from the opportunities.
Voiceover (Female): Through the common funding initiatives farmers have the opportunity to boost their income as well as increase the productivity in sustainability of their land.
Voiceover (Young male): This voluntary offset scheme provides economic rewards to farmers and landholders by creating credits for storing or reducing carbon pollution on the land.
Voiceover (Male): These credits can be traded similar to how other products are traded on the commodities market. For example, you could sell credits directly to businesses that have to pay a carbon price, or to businesses offering carbon neutral products to customers.
Voiceover (Young male): The scheme is voluntary but if you want to take action to reduce carbon pollution or have an idea for an activity that would reduce emission, why not take advantage of the carbon farming initiative.