Greenhouse gases

Although pork only contributes 0.4% to Australia’s overall GHG emissions, the industry sees great opportunity to reduce inputs and minimise its environmental footprint in line with growing community expectations. As such, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from pork production is a major priority for the pork industry.

Terms like ‘carbon footprint’ were born as a means to explain the impact of products and industries, but it can be confusing due to overlapping jargon and the oversimplification of complex processes.

The 'Greenhouse gas emissions and crediting' factsheet has been developed to provide clarity on some of the terms in the environmental space, and also to provide information on how to measure the impact of your farming business.