carbon offsets on indigenous land

19Nov10

ABC News:

A group of economists says remote Indigenous communities can earn money by protecting their land.

Professor Owen Stanley from Charles Darwin University wants companies and governments to offset their carbon footprints by paying communities to rehabilitate and protect land across northern Australia.

Some similar programs already exist but professor Stanley says they are underfunded.

“I think we all agree that it would be good if there were a lot more of those programs definitely,” he said

“And that would not only be good for the environment, it would also be good for the communities.”

The discursive convergence of climate change and indigenous issues is a source of great fascination for me.



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