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?
On 24 October 1988 carbon offsets hit the big time on the front cover of Time magazine. Since the reputation of offsets has spiralled downwards. Can we have offsets for good?
Where do we want the carbon farming industry to be in 2025? What are the barriers to successfully establishing a carbon farming agribusiness on Aboriginal lands? And what are the benefits? AbCF takes on research project.
The second ERF auction was held on 4-5 November 2015 and contracted a similar amount of abatement at a similar price to the first auction. But not quite as many adjectives from the Minister. How did indigenous projects go this time?
The Department of the Environment has released their priority activities for method development for 2015-16. How is it looking for Aboriginal land?