Simmons, A and Cowie, A and Wilson, B and Farrell, M and Harrison, MT and Grace, P and Eckard, R and Wong, V and Badgery, W, US scheme used by Australian farmers reveals the dangers of trading soil carbon to tackle climate change, The Conversation, Conversation Media Group, Australia, 25 June 2021 (2021) [Newspaper Article]
Official URL: https://theconversation.com/us-scheme-used-by-aust...
Soil carbon is in the spotlight in Australia. A key plank in the Morrison government’s technology-led emissions reduction policy, it involves changing farming techniques so soils store more carbon from the atmosphere.
Farmers can encourage and accelerate this process through methods that increase plant production, such as improving nutrient management or sowing permanent pastures. For each unit of atmospheric carbon they remove in this way, farmers can earn "carbon credits" to be sold in emissions trading markets.
|Item Type:||Newspaper Article|
|Keywords:||soil carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, Conversation, policy, emissions trading, carbon price, dangers, international trading, environmental, economic, social, Wilmot, Microsoft|
|Research Division:||Environmental Sciences|
|Research Group:||Climate change impacts and adaptation|
|Research Field:||Carbon sequestration science|
|Objective Division:||Economic Framework|
|Objective Group:||Other economic framework|
|Objective Field:||Carbon and emissions trading|
|UTAS Author:||Harrison, MT (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)|
|Deposited By:||TIA - Research Institute|
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