Forestry Tasmania and forest carbon storage
In November 2008 the Tasmanian government released an audit of the carbon emissions across State Government departments. However, Forestry Tasmania was excluded from the $250,000 audit by the consultancy firm, Parsons Brinckerhoff. The audit revealed that government agencies emitted 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent or approximately 1% of the state's emissions. The audit leader, Arek Sinanian said that Forestry Tasmania was excluded becuase of debate around the accounting rules of forests under the Kyoto Protocol. "It is difficult to account for forestry activities. It is difficult to gauge how much carbon a particular tree, in a particular forest and a particular part of its growth actually absorbs carbon."
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- Michael Stedman, "Forestry left out of carbon emissions audit", The Mercury, November 26, 2008, page 9. (Not available online)
Forestry Tasmania Statements and reports on forest carbon
- MBAC Consulting Group, "Forestry Tasmania's Carbon Sequestration Position Report", Forestry Tasmania website, December 2, 2007. (pdf)
- MBAC Consulting Group, "Average annual carbon pools on state forest 2006-2060", Forestry Tasmania, undated but presumably December 2007.
- Forestry Tasmania, "FT calls for recognition of wood products in carbon trading", Media Release, April 23, 2009.
- Forestry Tasmania, "Data confirms state forests as carbon sink", Media Release, May 15, 2009.
- Forestry Tasmania, "Questions on notice for Forestry Tasmania", Forestry Tasmania website, May 2009.
- Forestry Tasmania, "FT's Carbon Sequestration Position", Forestry Tasmania website, July 1, 2009.
- Forestry Tasmania, "More openness and improved transparency in new Stewardship Report", Media release, December 1, 2009.
- Forestry Tasmania, "Positive contribution to reducing carbon", Media Release, December 1, 2009.
- Peter Boyer, "Carbon confusion". The Mercury, January 26, 2010.
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