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Native Title Conference 2013

Arrernte dancers at the warm welcome

Rowan and I attended the Native Title Conference this week. In addition to a very warm welcome and a taste of the incredible dirtsong, the conference continued the series of carbon panels it started in 2011.

This year, Emily Gerrard from Allens and the National Indigenous Climate Change Project hosted, with presentations from Shaun Ansell from the Indigenous Land Corporation on Fish River, Tom Holyoake on developments in the Kimberley and our own Rowan Foley talking about carbon as a business that needs long term relationships.

Impressive to the Indigenous Land Corporation leading the way and showing it can be done – Shaun gave a nice presentation identifying all the steps from purchase of the property in 2010 to selling their credits. Shaun emphasised the lesson from all of this: be conservative in your assessments.

Hopefully others can now follow the path and add carbon to their business.


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