Economic analysis of the potential for greenhouse gas mitigation through carbon farming in Australia’s broadacre agricultural sector

Kai Tang

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    Broadacre agriculture is a major emitter of greenhouse gases. To improve the efficiency of climate change policies, it is important to investigate greenhouse gas mitigation costs in agriculture. This thesis evaluates greenhouse gases mitigation in Australia's broadacre agriculture and the potential benefits of carbon farming . The results indicate that, on average, reducing greenhouse gases emissions through broadacre agricultural mitigation is potentially more cost-efficient compared to other options. Under current mitigation politics in Australia, policymakers should consider providing more attractive and better targeted abatement incentives for broadacre agriculture to increase the efficiency with which outcomes are achieved.



    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date13 Sep 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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