New estimates for forest carbon balance


A team of leading carbon accounting experts have updated previous estimates for the carbon balance of NSW forests using new data and refined methods. NSW forests lost an estimated total 165 million tonnes of carbon (tC) between 1990 and 2021, with most of this loss due to the 2019-2020 wildfires. Fire is the key driver in carbon loss in NSW forests.

A research note summarises the key findings.

Click here to learn more about the NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program, including the Coastal IFOA monitoring program.