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ABC podcast: Saturated trees and carbon rationing

New Australian research suggests trees may not be the carbon sponges we think they are. The findings compliment a larger international study that suggests the world’s major forests are saturated and will soon begin emitting, not absorbing carbon.

Also, the Finish experiment where citizens are being given individual carbon allocations. It’s all about making carbon trading a very personal affair.

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Professor Belinda Medlyn – Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

Dr Wannes Hubau – Research scientist, Royal Museum for Central Africa, University of Ghent (Belgium)

Pepe Clarke – Deputy Director (Terrestrial), Outback to Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Anna Huttunen – Project coordinator, CitiCap

Adam Hardy – writer and policy analyst,

Duration: 29min 9sec


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