11. Assist in offsetting carbon impacts associated with infrastructure by strengthening and expanding programs outlined in the WA Climate Policy to develop carbon farming and sequestration markets, including:
- assigning a lead state agency to coordinate the program of works, including development of a Western Australian carbon farming strategy and carbon farming industry development plan across state agencies, government trading enterprises and tenure types to identify and enhance the carbon farming market in WA
- exploring opportunities to expand carbon farming to government-managed land outside of the conservation estate
- supporting Aboriginal empowerment through land management and custodianship in carbon farming initiatives.
WA Government response
The WA Government responded to Foundation for a stronger tomorrow in February 2023. Recommendation 11 is partially supported. For further information please refer to the response document.
Vision – strategic opportunity
Promoting and leveraging Aboriginal cultural heritage and enterprise
Transitioning to net zero emissions technologies
Enable environmental sustainability and resilience, and address climate change
Enhance cross-government coordination and planning