Corinna Byrne – Carbon Cycles and Sinks; refocussing the purpose and use of land

Corinna Byrne examined the policies needed to get Irish land to absorb CO2 rather than release it. Besides discussing how the large amounts of carbon locked up in peatlands can be safeguarded, she reviewed the role that biochar could play in reducing nitrous oxide and methane emissions and building up the fertility and carbon content of the soil.

Corinna Byrne is a Fulbright scholar and is currently completing her PhD in soil carbon at the University of Limerick. She is Feasta’s co-ordinator for the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Project which began work at the beginning of October 2008. Working in collaboration with Richard Douthwaite, Corinna is assembling a network of all the relevant researchers in Ireland and overseas. The project’s website went live in January 2009.
Corinna is now a member of the Feasta Executive Committee.

Recorded on day three of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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