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Climate change and energy minister Chris Bowen said decarbonization plans will be set for agriculture and five other sectors, without sector-specific emissions reduction targets being imposed.
Greenhouse with integrated solar panels
The manager has set its sights on building out up to 150ha of strategically located greenhouses across Europe that will repurpose waste heat, energy and CO2.
Climate change is causing financial issues for the agriculture sector, particularly when it comes to feed prices, says the FAIRR Initiative’s climate economist.
Although the value of natural capital is being recognized, tighter regulation, greater financial incentives and a cultural shift will all be required in agri to safeguard returns and the environment.
The voluntary carbon credits market is all the rage, but is a multitude of methodologies making it hard for investors to find the right direction? Joel Kranc reports.
Vertical farming offers major environmental benefits.
Inside: The great indoors – vertical farming’s potential for investors; The problems with the voluntary carbon credit market; Expert analysis from Manulife Investment Management and Roc Partners; Plus much more…
The close represents the first stage of a planned initial fundraise of A$65m, which will be used to acquire a mixed farming aggregation and water entitlements in NSW’s Southern Riverina.
CEFC and CDPQ will establish Wilga Farming, an open-end platform with A$200m of capital to be managed by Gunn Agri Partners, as well as taking a stake in the asset manager itself.
Markets are watching closely the negotiations around a Ukrainian grain export deal that affirms the role of geopolitics and diplomacy in the fortunes of agricultural investors.

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