13 results for tag: Forest Carbon


Preserving old-growth forests is vital to saving the planet

Gavan McFadzean - June 22, 2009 http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/preserving-oldgrowth-forests-is-vital-to-saving-the-planet-20090621-cshx.html SO WHERE are the world's most carbon-rich forests? Not the tropical rainforests of the Amazon, Borneo or Africa's Congo Basin, according to research by the Australian National University. They are the tall, old-growth mountain ash forests of Victoria's Central Highlands — a 90-minute drive east of Melbourne. The researchers studied 132 forests from around the world to discover the regions that stored the most carbon. Their findings, published in the US-based Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...

Forests to the rescue on climate

Matthew Franklin and Siobhain Ryan - The Australian, September 04, 2008 http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,24290893-11949,00.html KEVIN Rudd will be asked to dramatically lift Australia's reserves of natural forests and grasslands as part of its climate change solution in a bid to ease emissions cuts on industry as part of the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Prime Minister's climate change adviser, Ross Garnaut, yesterday urged Australia to lift its focus on retaining natural forests and grasslands in northern Australia as part of its climate change response. The Australian understands the concept of boosting biosequestration has ...

Green Carbon Report

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