Thursday, June 02, 2011

First Carbon Farming Initiative ‘meth’ on display

The first ‘methodology’ to be released for public comment under the Carbon Farming Initiative covers savannah burning across remote regions of the north of Australia. It was developed by Government in consultation with Indigenous groups and the CSIRO. Gas giant ConocoPhillips already offsets part of its carbon emissions through the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) project using this methodology and INPEX is looking at a similar scheme. More than 500,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been saved under this methodology in the Arnhem Land Plateau. WALFA was recently showcased at the Wildfire 2011 conference in South Africa.
Comments are invited on the proposed savannah burning methodology by Friday 30 June 2011. See:

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