Our Pledge

Australia’s forest industries are pledging to remove
over 18 megatonnes of CO2-equivalent
per year by 2030.

The Australian government has committed to reduce the nation’s emissions by 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030.

Our certified sustainable forest industries already contribute significantly to Australia’s carbon abatement efforts, through the carbon stored over time in growing forests and products manufactured from wood. In addition, relative to alternative materials, such as steel, concrete and plastics, wood products require considerably less energy in their production.

As Australia and the world ramp up efforts to drastically reduce emissions, our renewable forest industries can play an even greater role in Australia’s transition to a greener, low-carbon emission economy.

That is why Australia’s forest industries are pledging to remove over 18 megatonnes of CO2-e per year by 2030 – around 23% of the Australian Government’s current emissions reduction target.*

This equates to a huge 115 megatonnes of CO2-e removed or stored over the period 2019 to 2030.

This ambitious but important goal can only be achieved through the right mix of policies across all levels of government to maximise the carbon-storing and emissions reduction potential of our renewable forests and forest products.

This website details a clear plan for the Australian Government on policies it can implement to enable the forest industries to deliver on what will be a significant contribution to meeting Australia’s Climate Change Challenge.

 

*The Australian climate change target is to reduce emissions by 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030. Note current 2017 annual emissions are 532 Mt CO2-e and 2030 target (@26%) is 453 Mt CO2-e - difference is 79 Mt CO2-e per year – potential contribution is around 23%. 2005 annual emissions were 612 Mt CO2-e. More info