Infrastructure WA

Recommendation 11

Strengthen and expand WA Climate Policy programs to develop carbon farming and sequestration markets


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:

  1. 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
  2. exploring opportunities to expand carbon farming to government-managed land outside of the conservation estate
  3. 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
Strategy objectives
Support access to social services and improve Aboriginal wellbeing
Enable environmental sustainability and resilience, and address climate change
Enhance cross-government coordination and planning