Miners Welcome WA's Carbon Farming Ideals

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) has welcomed a decision by the Western Australian government to allow carbon farming on pastoral leases.

The state government on Thursday announced that it would back carbon farming on pastoral leases for the first time in the state’s history, allowing pastoralists to build resilience to climate change and improve pastoral productivity.

"Not only does this decision support the state's efforts to fight climate change, Human-Induced Regeneration (HIR) carbon farming means our state's pastoralists can access a new revenue stream while rehabilitating degraded pastoral lands,” said Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan.

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