The Zero Carbon Australia Land Use: Agriculture and Forestry report was launched at the University of Queensland in Brisbane in December 2014. The research report delves into the realm of trees, fires and cattle - the land use sector. This is the only sector that can take us to below zero emissions, through carbon sequestration.
A keen audience of farmers and cityfolk heard from keynote speaker Senator Larissa Waters. "It's wonderful that we're having a report that is brave enough to raise these sorts of issues and tackle them at their source," said Senator Waters, referring to climate change, future food production, land clearing, biodiversity loss, financial strain for farmers and suicide rates.