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National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity: Exposure draft summary for the forestry sector

The forestry sector plays a strong role in responding to the climate crisis, whether by reducing emissions or adapting to climate change. 

The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) supports work under the emissions reduction plan to address barriers to regenerating and protecting native ecosystems and to create better incentives for restoring native forests. It is intended to provide a framework which allows plantation forestry to play its role in addressing climate change, while recognising the impacts (positive and negative) on biodiversity.

This information sheet supports the release of an exposure draft of the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. It focuses on how the NPSIB will work for forestry, alongside the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry. It should be read alongside the exposure draft summary and the full exposure draft.

The forestry sector plays a strong role in responding to the climate crisis, whether by reducing emissions or adapting to climate change. 

The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) supports work under the emissions reduction plan to address barriers to regenerating and protecting native ecosystems and to create better incentives for restoring native forests. It is intended to provide a framework which allows plantation forestry to play its role in addressing climate change, while recognising the impacts (positive and negative) on biodiversity.

This information sheet supports the release of an exposure draft of the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. It focuses on how the NPSIB will work for forestry, alongside the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry. It should be read alongside the exposure draft summary and the full exposure draft.