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Focus on Land Sector Estimates

Department of the Environment and Energy, 2017

Australia's National Greenhouse Accounts

About the document

Significant recalculations have been implemented in the 2017 UNFCCC 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, the estimation of mature forest biomass and the 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).

The net result is a significant advance in the level of confidence in the estimates presented.

Figure 1: Rates of primary forest conversion to other land uses (k ha)

Figure 2: Rates of secondary forest regrowth and reclearing (k ha)