The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction results have been widely reported: another 47 contracts at an average price of $10.69 worth $467 million to deliver 34 million tonnes of abatement over the next 10 years. What about Indigenous savanna?
Professor Jon Altman presented last week at the University of Melbourne on 'From hunter-gatherers to carbon farmers in Arnhem Land'. What did 40 years of deep experience have to say about this?
Australia has made a cracking start at measuring savanna fire emissions and converting this into projects. For Indigenous people, there are already 23 projects which have locked in about $80 million in value. So we are taking this leading technology to the world right?
It can be hard work getting Indigenous carbon farming on the agenda in northern Australia, but the opportunity was not lost at the 2016 Native Title Conference in Darwin in June.
On one level, the ERF auctions have been a great success for Indigenous projects: 13 contracts, at an estimated value over of around $40m. Is everything sweet? Five issues that have people thinking.
The trickle of traditional owners trekking to the Emissions Reduction Summit is turning into a torrent. Could it be that traditional owners prefer the titillated turf of the MCG to the northern savanna plains? Not likely.
The first ever White Paper on Developing Northern Australia was released in June 2015 spruiking a vision to unlock vast untapped potential. Is carbon farming going to sweep the north in the rush of development? Not exactly.
As we approach auction no 3, things are starting to settle down. We’ve had 2 auctions with similar prices and volumes, the schedules are getting regular and the auction rules are not changing any more. On the other hand...
The COP21, which saw the Paris Agreement ratified by 195 countries with ambitious targets, marks a turning point in the climate debate. How did Indigenous people fare in the agreement?
Last week the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced at the National Press Club that we “go to Paris officially subzero and on track to beat our 2020 target”. Can we really be subzero to a 2020 target in 2015? What is going on?