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World forests may hold 20% more carbon

The world’s forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought, according to a study. Source: Climate Spectator
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Hop on the Carbon Bus

Ten young farmers will be chosen to join the ‘Carbon Bus’ on an inaugural three-day tour of research sites and innovative farms in northern Queensland, launching the national ‘Future Farmers and the Carbon Farming Futures’ initiative. Source: Timberbiz
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Carbon credits or carbon contemplation

Australia surpassed 3 million credits issued under its carbon offset scheme for agriculture, forestry and waste, but uptake of new projects is low with regulatory uncertainty weighing heavily on project developers. Sources: Sydney Morning Herald, Timberbiz
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More benefits to farming trees than carbon

‘Best practice’ carbon farming that considers more than just the carbon in trees is needed if the full benefits of trees in the landscape are to be realised by farmers, landholders, and the community. Source: CSIRO
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What happens if the carbon tax goes

On 15 June 2013, Australia’s top 370 emitters were required to pay 75% of the ‘carbon tax’ to the Government. Source: Hopwood Ganim Lawyers
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Carbon price fall in EU makes Australian companies nervous

The fall in Europe’s carbon price has further dented the confidence of Australian companies working to either offset or reduce the country’s emissions. Source: ABC News
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Study claims more profit in carbon credits than logging

An end to logging in native forests could profit Western Australia by more than $ 400 million a year, according to new research by the Australia Institute. Source: Donnybrook-Bridgetown Mail
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Carbon neutrality in the bag – a world first for Stirling Fildes

Stirling Fildes ‐ an Australian‐owned pharmacy labelling, printing, packaging and consumables company ‐ will offer the world’s first carbon neutral paper to its customers. Australian Paper, Australia’s only packaging paper manufacturer, created the carbon neutral MG brown and bleached paper for bags this year. Source: Timberbiz
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CSIRO study says forestry may benefit from carbon farming

A study conducted by researchers from CSIRO and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) suggests industrial plantation forestry could potentially contribute towards Australia’s national target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) if a carbon price is in place. Source: Science WA
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New Zealand carbon trading update

Following the purchase of its Kiernan Creek Forest in Marlborough, NZ Carbon Farming managing director Matt Walsh said his company intended growing their investments in New Zealand. They remain positive about gaining more forests to lease for the carbon market and more land to plant. Source: Scoop News
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