Biodiverse planting for carbon and biodiversity on Indigenous land

Just published in PLoS ONE

Renwick AR, Robinson CJ, Martin TG, May T, Polglase P, Possingham HP, Carwardine J. 2014. Biodiverse planting for carbon and biodiversity on Indigenous land PLoS ONE 9: e91281.

We provide a spatial analysis of the carbon and biodiversity potential of planting biodiverse native vegetation, on Indigenous land across Australia. We discover significant potential for opportunities for Indigenous communities to achieve carbon sequestration and biodiversity goals through biodiverse plantings, largely in southern and eastern Australia, but the economic feasibility of these projects depend on carbon market assumptions. Our national scale cost-effectiveness analysis is critical to enable Indigenous communities to maximise the benefits available to them through participation in carbon offset schemes. Download PDF

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