Traditional savanah burning cuts CO2 emissions and earns carbon credits for aboriginal communities.

Sunday, 7 April 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

The vision of the  Aboriginal carbon foundation  is to catalyse life-changing, community prosperity through carbon farming.

The main method used is a return to traditional ways of burning off savanna.  

Savanna burning is about reducing emissions from fire by burning in the early dry season when fires are cooler and patchy.

Rowen Foley talks about pioneering this  indigenous carbon credit scheme that values culture and  100% indigenous to indigenous

ways of working; where there is no white guy checking on things.

Guest:  Rowan Foley is manager of the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation

Song: Jimmy Little: White Fella, Black Fella

Background guitar: Winiata Puru

With thanks to David Pennay, and all contributers and supporters of the "Savanah Burning" animation.

More information at the Aborignal Carbon Foundation website and the animation "Savanna Burning" :                  

  and  North Australia Land and Sea Management:

Earth Matters #1185 was produced by Bec Horridge


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