Carbon Coalition is a group of concerned Australians who believe the globe is facing a crisis of CO2 overload leading to Global Warming and that one of the most effective strategies for locking up carbon in our atmosphere is to be found in fostering deep-rooted plant species on land used for agriculture. Capturing more carbon in agricultural soils will mean water is used where it falls, leading to cleaner waterways and less silting. We urge governments and the business community to acknowledge the role that agricultural soils can play in addressing the Global Warming crisis. Farmers can play a central role in sequestering carbon in their soils by fostering deep-rooted perennial plant species that have significant biomass in their root systems. Soil biomass is a natural carbon sink and should be used to create carbon credits which can be traded alongside those currently traded for forests.
From: "Nicholas, Peter"Date: 22 August 2011 6:53:45 PM AESTTo: undisclosed-recipients:;Subject: CFI through the Senate [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]Hi all,
Just letting you know the CFI passed the Senate tonight despite the opposition from the Coalition and their attempts to delay the debate for as long as possible.
It needs to go back to the House to have a few minor amendments agreed to, but that should be a formality sometime this week.
Peter NicholasSenior AdviserThe Hon Greg Combet AM MPMinister for Climate Change and Energy EfficiencyFederal Member for CharltonParliament House