Reducing net emissions from livestock: Comparing the five years from 1981-85 with that of 2011-15, the Australian beef industry has reduced emission intensity (per kg of liveweight) by 20% according to peer-reviewed research.
Within the same period, land use change has fallen from 44.09 metric tonnes of
CO2-e1 to 3.5, due principally to the substantial reduction in land conversion and the increased rate of sequestration in forests and grassland.
1 CO2-e is the abbreviation for carbon dioxide equivalent or CO2 equivalent. It is the metric measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases on the basis of their global-warming potential (GWP), by converting amounts of other gases to the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide with the same global warming potential.