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Fighting Carbon with Fire

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28 October 2013

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Arnhem Land - Aboriginal fire ecologist, Dean Yibarbuk, explains how traditional fire management practices have kept the country healthy for thousands of years.

Recently, his team have been working with local scientists to adapt the regime of traditional fire management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The fire abatement scheme of Australia's Western Arnhemland is a carbon offset community programme, gaining a lot of international attention.

United Nations University (2012)

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