Expanding woodland regeneration on marginal southern Queensland pastures using market-based instruments: a landowners' perspective

Maraseni, T. N. and Dargusch, P. (2008) Expanding woodland regeneration on marginal southern Queensland pastures using market-based instruments: a landowners' perspective. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 15 (2). pp. 104-112. ISSN 1448-6563

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Data collected during interviews with private landowners are used to identify important constraints on how market-based instruments can be used to expand woodland
regeneration on marginal pastures in the southern
Queensland region of Australia. Landowners highlighted
three types of constraints: those related to the uncertainty over what rules will govern a mandatory carbon trading scheme in Australia; those related to how landowners can measure and sell their carbon credits; and those related to whether the initiative will be profitable for landowners. Case analysis of the ‘Emissions Biodiversity Exchange Project for the 21st Century’ (EBEX21)program of Landcare Research New Zealand are then used to reveal ways in which similar constraints have been successfully addressed in the context of marginal pastures in New Zealand. The EBEX21 program demonstrates how a government policy initiative can provide support to landowners by:
(1) informing landowners about carbon trading opportunities (2) ensuring satisfactory regeneration of woodlands
(including the use of appropriate practices for fire and
livestock exclusion and pest and weed management)
(3) helping landowners measure and verify their carbon
credits; and
(4) providing a transparent system (through carboNZero) for landowners to engage with potential buyers of carbon credits.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. Pre-print version of article, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version. Pre-print title: Expanding woodland regeneration on marginal pastures in Southern Queensland through the use of market-based instruments: a landowner’s perspective on constraints with insights on resolutions from a case study of a New Zealand land-care initiative.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008 23:51
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: woodland regeneration; ecosystem services; market-based instruments
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919901 Carbon and Emissions Trading
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4252

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