Carbon Farming Initiative

The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is a scheme, introduced by the Australian Government, which provides financial incentives, in the form of ACCUs , to farmers and landholders for engaging in projects, such as reforestation projects. These reforestation projects assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, achieved through sequestration of carbon dioxide resulting from the establishment of native mallee and tree-form Eucalyptus trees on agricultural properties.

While there is considerable political debate about the process by which Australia will limit it’s carbon emissions, the emissions targets, and the role of reforestation and the Carbon Farming Initiative share bipartisan support from both major parties.