The Full Carbon Accounting Model is a calculation tool for modelling Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector.
FullCAM is used in Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Accounts for the land use, land use change and forestry sectors. Results from modelling are used to produce the annual totals for Australia’s National Inventory Reports. Emissions data (including from the land sector) can be found in the Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System.
Carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by forests, croplands, grasslands and other vegetation can offset emissions from farming and land clearing.
Given the size of Australia's land sector is approximately 769 million hectares, it’s impractical to measure emissions and abatement using just direct estimation methods, such as field sampling.
Australia’s national inventory system for the land sector relies on the use of a modelling framework. FullCAM estimates the carbon stock change in ecosystems including:
FullCAM is also used to generate abatement estimates for vegetation methodology determinations (methods) under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Each method has its own guidance for using FullCAM:
For each method, the default and alternative download option together constitute ‘FullCAM’ as defined by the method.
You must read the Licence agreement before downloading and using the FullCAM software below.