Appointment to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee

The Morrison Government has appointed Professor Alexander McBratney to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) for a period of three years. 

Professor McBratney is the Director of the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and a Professor of Soil Science. He has made major contributions to soil science and agriculture through the development of the concepts of pedometrics, digital soil mapping and precision agriculture. 

Professor McBratney has extensive expertise in soil carbon, which is a priority under the Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap. Soil carbon is also one of five priority methods being developed in 2021 under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

ERAC advises the Government on ERF methods, to ensure that projects funded under the ERF deliver genuine emissions reductions that help Australia meet and beat its emissions reduction targets. 

The Government looks forward to Professor McBratney’s contribution to the work of ERAC, particularly in ensuring Australia continues to provide world-class, science-driven methods that underpin soil carbon credits under the ERF. 

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