Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Fighting carbon with fire - Arnhemland, Australia
Arnhem Land - Aboriginal fire ecologist, Dean Yibarbuk, explains how traditional fire management practices have kept the country healthy for thousands of years. Recently, his mob at Wardakken have been working with local scientists to adapt traditional fire management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This fire abatement scheme of Australia's Western Arnhemland is a carbon offset community programme, gaining a lot of international attention.
From the United Nations University