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Climate Change, Carbon Offsets and Certified Organic Forestry

Paull, John

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Carbon offset programmes are creating a new breed of forester. These are retail carbon offsetters who respond to opportunities to offset the carbon footprint of their lifestyle, for example travel, by paying for tree planting. This new cohort of de facto foresters act out of their green values and/or ecological awareness. However since modern silviculture is chemically based, the obverse of their carbon offsetting, is pesticide onsetting - consequently their “solution” is at best dirty green....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-06
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/47152

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