Legal issues in carbon farming : biosequestration, carbon pricing, and carbon rights

Durrant, Nicola (2011) Legal issues in carbon farming : biosequestration, carbon pricing, and carbon rights. Climate Law, 2 4: 515-533. doi:10.3233/CL-2011-049


Author Durrant, Nicola
Title Legal issues in carbon farming : biosequestration, carbon pricing, and carbon rights
Journal name Climate Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1878-6553
1878-6561
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3233/CL-2011-049
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 515
End page 533
Total pages 19
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Brill - Nijhoff
Language eng
Abstract This paper critically analyses the proposed Australian regulatory approach to the crediting of biological sequestration activities (biosequestration) under the Australian Carbon Farming Initiative and its interaction with state-based carbon rights, the national carbon-pricing mechanism, and the international Kyoto Protocol and carbon-trading markets. Norms and principles have been established by the Kyoto Protocol to guide the creation of additional, verifiable, and permanent credits from biosequestration activities. This paper examines the proposed arrangements under the Australian Carbon Farming Initiative and Carbon Pricing Mechanism to determine whether they are consistent with those international norms and standards. This paper identifies a number of anomalies associated with the legal treatment of additionality and permanence and issuance of carbon credits within the Australian schemes. In light of this, the paper considers the possible legal implications for the national and international transfer, surrender and use of these offset credits.
Keyword Carbon farming law
Carbon trading law
Biological sequestration
Environmental and property law
Carbon pricing mechanism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
 
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