Forestry Tasmania and forest carbon storage

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In November 2008 the Tasmanian government released an audit of the carbon emissions across State Government departments. However, Forestry Tasmania was excluded from the $250,000 audit by the consultancy firm, Parsons Brinckerhoff. The audit revealed that government agencies emitted 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent or approximately 1% of the state's emissions. The audit leader, Arek Sinanian said that Forestry Tasmania was excluded becuase of debate around the accounting rules of forests under the Kyoto Protocol. "It is difficult to account for forestry activities. It is difficult to gauge how much carbon a particular tree, in a particular forest and a particular part of its growth actually absorbs carbon."[1]

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  1. Michael Stedman, "Forestry left out of carbon emissions audit", The Mercury, November 26, 2008, page 9. (Not available online)

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