23 Aug '11, 1pm

International News: Australia Carbon Farming; Japan Feed-In Tariff; German

Australia Farmers to Benefit from Carbon Trading Australia's Parliament is expected to pass the world's first nationwide system for the creation and trade of carbon credits by its farming and forestry industries. The Carbon Farming Initiative will allow farmers and investors to generate tradeable carbon offsets from agricultural projects. While farmers and forest managers are not required to reduce emissions or participate in carbon trading, the new system creates strong incentives for them to do so. Through actions like planting trees, reducing fertilizer use and cutting methane emissions from livestock, they can receive carbon credits to sell into the nation's carbon trading platform, scheduled for a 2014 start date. Land use in Australia accounts for roughly 23% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions; estimates suggest the trading system could reduce emissions by 460...

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environmentalleader.com 22 Aug '11, 2pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 22 Aug '11, 9pm

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