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Bringing Back the Bounty: Climate Change and Animal Control

Australian Animal Protection Law Journal, Vol. 6, pp. 91-101, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/55

9 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2012  

Celeste Black

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: August 28, 2012

Abstract

Australia’s carbon pricing scheme includes a mechanism whereby changes in land use may generate offsets that can be applied to meet an entity’s emissions liability. This scheme, the Carbon Farming Initiative, includes within its scope projects to avoid emissions from introduced animals, where Australian Carbon Credit Units are issued in relation to avoided emissions of greenhouse gases, including methane. This paper considers an application for the approval of an offset activity aimed at the culling of feral camels in central Australia and draws a comparison between such an activity and a bounty scheme.

Keywords: carbon pricing, carbon offset scheme, introduced animals, feral animals, bounty

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K32

Suggested Citation

Black, Celeste, Bringing Back the Bounty: Climate Change and Animal Control (August 28, 2012). Australian Animal Protection Law Journal, Vol. 6, pp. 91-101, 2011; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/55. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2137446

Celeste Black (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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