Biodiverse planting for carbon and biodiversity on Indigenous land

Renwick, Anna R., Robinson, Catherine J., Martin, Tara G., May, Tracey, Polglase, Phil, Possingham, Hugh and Carwardine, Josie (2014) Biodiverse planting for carbon and biodiversity on Indigenous land. PLoS One, 9 3: . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091281


Author Renwick, Anna R.
Robinson, Catherine J.
Martin, Tara G.
May, Tracey
Polglase, Phil
Possingham, Hugh
Carwardine, Josie
Title Biodiverse planting for carbon and biodiversity on Indigenous land
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2014-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0091281
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 9
Issue 3
Total pages 7
Place of publication San Francisco, United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Abstract Carbon offset mechanisms have been established to mitigate climate change through changes in land management. Regulatory frameworks enable landowners and managers to generate saleable carbon credits on domestic and international markets. Identifying and managing the associated co-benefits and dis-benefits involved in the adoption of carbon offset projects is important for the projects to contribute to the broader goal of sustainable development and the provision of benefits to the local communities. So far it has been unclear how Indigenous communities can benefit from such initiatives. We provide a spatial analysis of the carbon and biodiversity potential of one offset method, 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.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number e91281.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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