Running an Emissions Reduction Fund project may offer many benefits for program participants, as well as the environment.

Landowner & Farmer Benefits

  • The opportunity to earn Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) which can be sold to create additional income
  • Can diversify farm income streams which is of great benefit in ‘tough times’ such as drought
  • Improved agricultural productivity & efficiency
  • Better soil health and decreased salinity
  • More efficient water use

Environmental Benefits

  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions associated with clearing of vegetation
  • Storing carbon in vegetation
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Improved air quality
  • Mitigate the risk of soil erosion
  • Increased soil fertility, reduced soil salinity & overall improved soil health
  • Buffering against drought
  • Improved native vegetation, habitat and animal health