Research

IPCC Report: Stark warnings; Practical Action.

The most recent IPCC report from working group II focused on the impacts of warming on communities. The findings are stark. Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, said, “Today’s IPCC report is an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership”. Climate warming in Australia has increased by over 1 degree since …

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Biodiversity Break Downs & Break Throughs with Carbon Positive Australia

Biodiversity is the needle that threads us all together and is a reminder that we are very much connected to nature. It includes and affects every living thing on our planet, from a tiny sandalwood seed to the tallest Eucalyptus regnans; from the smallest Pygmy Possum to the largest Red Kangaroo; from you to me. …

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‘Restore Our Earth’ with SERA, a Restoration Conversation

The focus for Earth Day 2021 is on “Restoring Our Earth,” and most recently, Carbon Positive Australia became a member of the ‘Society for Ecological Restoration: Australasia” (SERA). The Society for Ecological Restoration are a non-for-profit connecting restoration industries through conferences, committees, groups and online resources. SERA define ecological restoration as: “The process of assisting …

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CarbonCare planting

CarbonCare™

  Carbon Positive Australia has been supported by Lotterywest and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to deliver a research project into the carbon market. In particular, the CarbonCare™ project is surveying farmers, landholders who have participated in carbon planting, and organisations who could potentially offset their emissions. Through this research we are hoping …

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Plastic Bags vs. Paper Bags

Carbon Myth: Paper Bags vs Plastic Bags

With the recent change to mandatory reusable plastic bags in our supermarkets, it has been very easy to look back on plastic bags as the most harmful option in terms of environmental impact. Paper bags, with their biodegradable materials and recyclable disposal, are often considered to be the environmentally-friendly choice when compared with their plastic counterparts.

In fact, this is a common misconception; overall paper bags are more harmful to the environment than disposable plastic ones.