The forum will focus on the opportunities offered by various forms of biological carbon capture and storage (Bio-CCS) to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, whereby assisting the mitigation of dangerous climate change. Earlier this year Sustainable Business Australia established a Bio-CCS Group, which consists of a number of companies and private stakeholders specialising in this area.
The framework that will govern Bio-CCS activity in Australia will be the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), which is currently being developed by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE). The CFI was an election commitment made by Prime Minister Julia Gillard “to give farmers, forest growers and landholders access to domestic voluntary and international carbon markets”. The government recently released the proposed design of the CFI and is calling on submissions to be made by 21 January 2011.
This forum will bring together leaders of private industry working in the Bio-CCS field and CFI specialists from the DCCEE to engage in discussions regarding the structure of the CFI and the potential future applications of Bio-CCS in Australia.
Date: 18 January 2011
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Hosted by : Norton Rose
Address: Level 18
225 George Street
Registration: Please register your expression of interest to participate by Friday 14 January 2011.
EBA members: $50.00 + GST ($55.00) per ticket
Non members: $80.00 + GST ($88.00) per ticket