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Land sector estimates: May 2017 update

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Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts
Publication Date: 
May 2017

This summary report focusses on land sector estimates in Australia’s submission to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

We made significant recalculations in this submission. The estimation of net emissions from 'Forest land converted to grasslands' and 'Land converted to forest' reflect:

  • new, advanced methods for forest and harvest detection
  • estimation of mature forest biomass
  • calibration of the Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) model for improved forest carbon dynamics, using the latest available data and science from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

As a result, we can be more confident in these estimates.

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