Wednesday, May 16, 2007

More political support for soils

The Greens and the Democrats have seen seen the light: (We briefed Sen. Christine Milne last year.)

The Australian Democrats' strategy for 60% greenhouse reduction by 2050 includes the following:

"Reward and support farming communities to encourage low carbon agricultural practices. The agricultural sector will be a large beneficiary of carbon trading schemes through practices that increase soil carbon retention with more organic and low till practices as well as through soil and bio-sequestration, such as tree planting."

The Australian Greens have a similar position:

"The Australian Greens will promote ecologically sustainable approaches to land use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon in soil, and offer incentives for implementation."

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