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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 5. Goal A: Protect the Land and Sea 39 5.2 ESTABLISH A CARBON OFFSET ECONOMY INTRODUCTION There is a range of opportunities emerging for Indigenous landowners in the carbon market. Carbon sequestration and storage and biodiversity protection are quickly emerging as a new economy in Australia. Carbon credits can be purchased and used by companies to cancel out, or offset, the emissions they generate during their normal course of business, for example by consuming electricity. Carbon credits can be used to offset emissions voluntarily, that is, through the voluntary carbon market, or to meet regulatory requirements, under the compliance market. The Australian Government's Carbon Farming Initiative is a carbon offset scheme being established to help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas pollution. Legislation to underpin the Carbon Farming Initiative was passed by Parliament on 23 August 2011. The scheme has been operational since December 2011. This legislation provides a framework for how to generate and verify carbon credits so it can be traded. Various methods of carbon offsetting being explored for Groote Eylandt include wildfire abatement (or savannah burning), bio diesel, soil creation, biomass and large-scale solar farms. SAVANNA BURNING The ALC hopes to implement a savannah fire management project to offset part of the greenhouse gas emissions from large corporations in exchange for a fee. The Federal Government has announced that savannah fire management will be classed as a methodology under the carbon farming initiative, which means payment for those individuals or organisations that can show they have improved fire management in northern Australia. ACTIONS: 7. Conduct regular negotiations with GEMCO around mine closure planning. 8. Liaise with GEMCO in creation of an official mine closure plan. 9. Investigate optimal use of current land management and rehabilitation practises for long term sustainable economic development. 10. Build capacity in local people to take over the operation of GEMCO facilities such as roads, power and water supply, and port facilities.


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