The announcement by the federal Government that savanna burning methodology has now been officially accredited is great news. This will allow more carbon to be stored in our vast savannas and help in the fight against climate change.
It's also good news for Territory landholders, pastoralists and Indigenous land managers who will be able to generate income from this federal initiative. And the fact this has come about from research collaborations from scientists at Bushfires NT, CSIRO, NAILSMA and CDU is very encouraging.
With our colleagues at NAILSMA and the NT government through NRETAS and Bushfires NT, and the Indigenous Land Corporation and AACo, we have developed large scale proposals for the Biodiversity Fund of the carbon package that are based on the application of these methodologies. If those proposals are approved we will be involved in monitoring the carbon, biodiversity and livelihoods benefits of a network of savanna carbon projects from the Kimberleys to Cape York. We'll keep you posted.