Understanding Savanna Fire Management Methods in the Emissions Reduction Fund
This publication answers questions that have been raised by the savanna carbon farming community.
The aim of savanna fire management projects is to reduce high intensity fires in the late dry season. Lighting smaller, controlled fires in the early dry season means those fires are likely to be less intense. Managing fires to promote less intense, early dry season fires reduces greenhouse gas emissions and also increases carbon stored in dead organic matter.
Eligible projects that reduce emissions via savanna fire management can be credited under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). There are two methods for savanna fire management:
- Savanna fire management - emissions avoidance method
- Savanna fire management - sequestration and emissions avoidance method
- The Savanna Fire Management Carbon Farming Roadmap supports the ongoing success of carbon farming in savanna landscapes