Economics of logging

Forests more valuable for carbon: former Treasury official

Friday, February 21, 2014

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A former senior Treasury officer has waded into the heated debate about the future of Australia's native forests. Dr. Frances Perkins worked as an economist in Canberra for 30 years for Treasury, the Department of Foreign Affairs and at the ANU. Dr. Perkins has launched a stinging critique of the economics of native forest logging ... saying that the forests are more valuable for carbon credits than logged timber.

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