7th February 2012, 5:47PM by Meg Vonic-Joyce
Introduction to Aboriginal carbon farming
Trade has taken on many forms over the millennia from barter to currency and the complexity of the markets. But have you ever considered how trading in carbon could be the next economic frontier?
It wasn't long ago that you'd be laughed out of the room for suggesting the idea that being environmentally conscious could in fact become a commodity of trade... Trading in carbon credits is already well established across the world and gaining in momentum across Australia, across industry and communities.
A program specifically designed for Indigenous landholders to raise awareness of carbon trading and pollution has been developed and the first session was delivered in Mannum last week to members of the Ngarrindjeri people.
Aboriginal Carbon Farming - Fixing Our Country sessions are now being delivered to Aboriginal communities across South Australia paving the way for a carbon market for Aboriginal and Indigenous Australians.
Riverland Today’s Jessica Swann spoke with Leonard Cohen, Director of Canopy, an NGO dealing in carbon offset projects, climate change policy and assessing carbon liability.