Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network Documents
The purpose of the Carbon Cycles and Sinks project, launched in late 2008, is to develop policies which will enable the Irish land mass to become a carbon sink rather than a source of greenhouse emissions. More information at www.carboncyclesandsinks.org .
The costs and benefits of moving out of beef and into biofuel
Building a greenhouse gas emissions reduction and sinks development programme into the CAP
This submission was made by the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network. It describes a possible framework for a Rural Environmental Protection-type framework which would reward farmers for practices that were likely to lead to their reducing their GHG emissions and also increasing the carbon content of their soils and the biomass growing on them. It suggests that best farming practice is re-assessed in the light of its climate effects and sequestration potential and re-defined if necessary. Farm payments would be made conditional on the adoption of these new best practice standards. No attempt would be made to pay farmers for …
Two new research projects for Feasta: Carbon Cycles and Sinks, and Smart Taxes
Feasta has been awarded multi-annual funding from the Irish Department of the Environment for two policy research projects:
Carbon Cycles and Sinks – to develop policies which will enable the Irish land mass to become a carbon sink rather than a source of greenhouse emissions. This project will be led by Richard Douthwaite, and Corinna Byrne has been hired as project coordinator and lead researcher.
Smart Taxes – to research, design, develop and adapt fiscal and market-based mechanisms to increase environmental, social and economic sustainability in Ireland. This project will be led by Emer O’Siochru, and Ellie Cuffe has been …
Submission to the Irish Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government on their guidelines for Carbon Cycles and Sinks
Feasta made this submission in collaboration with CELT (Centre for Environmental Living and Training). It explains the reasoning behind using carbon sinks as a way to mitigate climate change and suggests ways to incorporate the use of sinks into existing agricultural practice in Ireland.
The full submission can be downloaded as a PDF Version…