Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Pathway to soil carbon offsets

The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill as tabled is a strict, letter-of-the-law Kyoto interpretation which means one of two things: 1. The Minister isn’t aware that soil carbon offsets are not possible if Kyoto is applied literally. 2. The Minister is aware and wants creative ideas from us to retrofit Kyoto to Agriculture instead of the reverse. We believe it is No.2. The outcome will depend on how tolerant of creativity and risk he is.

There are three ways we can submit creative solutions to the Government:

1. By sending them direct to our contacts in the relevant Department or the Minister’s office.

2. By submitting them as part of a ‘Methodology’ to the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee.

3. By submitting them to the Senate and House of Representatives Inquiries.

We use all 3 channels.

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