Advisory Board member Mike Rann talks about the work of the Trust.
The work being undertaken and proposed by the Ecological Sequestration Trust, is in my view, a critically important breakthrough in tackling climate change. Ecological sequestration is not some abstract theoretical model. Indeed, the farming of CO2 is occurring right now in Australia with huge opportunities for millions of hectares of farmlands to sequester millions of tonnes of CO2 as soil carbon each year. The Trust, through regional demostrator projects in different continents, is aiming to prove, through the deployment of integrated new technologies such as algal bioreactors, that it makes economic sense to sequester CO2 in ways designed to improve water, energy and food security. Ecological sequestration isn’t about closing down power stations. It is about a better model, for both business and the environment, in using carbon emissions more efficiently. I am proud to be involved with this practical step forward.