Northern savannah burning to earn carbon credits
ABC News, 22 February 2012

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA: The Federal Government has embraced savannah burning as an approved methodology under the carbon farming initiative for generating carbon credits in Northern Australia. According to Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Mark Dreyfus, this will lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the savannas of Australia’s tropical north, as well as to new employment and economic opportunities for Indigenous Australians and pastoralists. “It is a way for Indigenous people to use their own traditional fire practices to earn carbon credits and get an income stream,” he said. The savannah burning methodology was developed by the Government in close consultation with Indigenous groups and the CSIRO. Read the article …

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