Journal article

Revised greenhouse-gas emissions from Australian dairy farms following application of updated methodology

KM Christie, RP Rawnsley, C Phelps, RJ Eckard

Animal Production Science | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2018

Abstract

Every year since 1990, the Australian Federal Government has estimated national greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions to meet Australia's reporting commitments under the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NGGI) methodology used to estimate Australia's GHG emissions has altered over time, as new research data have been used to improve the inventory emission factors and algorithms, with the latest change occurring in 2015 for the 2013 reporting year. As measuring the GHG emissions on farm is expensive and time-consuming, the dairy industry is reliant on estimating emissions using tools such as the Australian Dairy Carbon Calculator ..

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