Rowan organised another workshop to progress work on the enrichment methodology in Broome. Around 12 experts participated in the workshop covering how the methodology works, what further research steps are required and a site visit to the Balu Buru Training and Research Centre where there is a trial plot.
Rowan participate in this national workshop to look at adaptation actions going on around the country. Jeremy also presented in his role with the Australian Government. Organised by Monash University.
Rowan tried to unravel Aboriginal land and the CFI with lawyers from around the country in this masterclass workshop run by the Aurora Project. Lucky Emily Gerrard from the National Indigenous Climate Change Project and Jeremy in his role with the Australian Government were there to lend a hand! Around 30 lawyers from representative bodies around the country were taken through different hypothetical projects in different jurisdictions.
Rowan helped to gather around 30 Indigenous representatives from around Australia to negotiate directly with the the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, the Hon Mark Dreyfus MP QC. Issues discussed included land, methodologies and co-benefits.
The Australian Government and the National Indigenous Climate Change Project jointly held a workshop on the Carbon Farming Initiative and co-benefits arising from carbon projects. Rowan provided an industry perspective and Jeremy participated for the Australian Government. Other presenters included Sue Salvin (GHD) on case studies and Cathy Robinson (CSIRO) and Emily Gerrard (National Indigenous Climate Change Project) on co-benefits. About 30 participants were from the Cairns and Cape York regions.
The UN University workshop on Indigenous Climate Change Mitigation was attended by about 70 delegates from across the globe to look at how Indigenous knowledge and practices is informing climate change mitigation. Rowan presented on the work to develop an Indigenous carbon sector in Australia. Jeremy helped UN University to arrange the workshop in his role with the Australian Government.
The Australian Government coordinated another roundtable chaired by the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, the Hon Mark Dreyfus MP QC, to discuss issues in the land consultation paper. Rowan helped to organise the Indigenous delegates through briefings prior to the roundtable.
The Australian Government convened a roundtable of Indigenous delegates from around the country chaired by the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, the Hon Mark Dreyfus MP QC. The roundtable discussed land issues associated with the draft CFI legislation, especially around native title. Rowan provided a strong voice for the Indigenous sector at the roundtable.
With the CFI legislation in Parliament, the conference added a carbon panel to the program. Rowan gave an overview of the challenges for the Indigenous carbon sector, including the need for proper industry standards, to the well attended session of around 100 people.
Rowan spearheaded with the National Indigenous Climate Change Project collecting key Indigenous voices at a national forum to consider developments on the Carbon Farming Initiative and get involved in the conversation. Around 30 delegates from around the country participated issuing a communique at the conclusion calling for more proactive participation of Indigenous people in the development of carbon markets.