Contribution of forest ecosystems to the global greenhouse gas balance

Since 2011, sequestration from forest management activities has increased, driven by 20 vegetation projects funded by the Emissions Reduction Fund over the past five years. This trend is observed through an upsurge in the Kyoto Australian carbon credit unit (KACCU), representing abatement from activities that contribute to the nation’s emission targets under the Kyoto protocol. Estimated net contribution of the fund to the sequestration in LULUCF is minimal. Compared to other sectors, including waste and agriculture, proportional contribution of forest-related activities to state-scale greenhouse gas balance is minimal.
Carbon dioxide emissions by sector