The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Department of Environment and Water Resources draft Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Plantation forestry) Methodology Determination 2016.

The significant potential for the forestry and forest products industry to contribute to climate change mitigation was acknowledged in the 4th assessment report of the International Panel on Climate Change, which stated: ‘A sustainable forest management strategy aimed at maintaining or increasing forest carbon stocks, while producing an annual sustained yield of timber, fibre or energy from the forest, will generate the largest sustained mitigation benefit.’

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Plantation forestry) Methodology Determination 2016