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ICIN Co-Chair Cissy Gore-Birch attends COP28, ICIN's first-ever representation at the global climate conference

We are delighted to announce ICIN Co-Chair Cissy Gore-Birch has travelled to Dubai to participate in the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP), from 30 November to 12 December.

Cissy's presence at COP, the annual meeting of global leaders in the fight against climate change, underscores the remarkable growth, development, and impact of the Indigenous Carbon Industry and innovative approaches that can be achieved through carbon markets.

Soon after she landed in Dubai, Cissy attended the launch of the 
Wildfire-Resilient Landscapes Network, where she met with His Majesty King Charles III (pictured above and below). This Network can help scale savanna fire management practices to the rest of the world.

The founding of this network was inspired by The King’s interest in linking Australia’s Indigenous fire experts with Canadian experts to share best practices following Canada’s horrific fire season.

"Conventional methods of firefighting have largely failed and there is an urgent need for a practical, scalable solution for fire-prone landscapes around the globe. Our approach has been proven to reduce destructive wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions by half, providing jobs for remote communities, while at the same time reinvigorating traditional culture," said Cissy.

Cissy has travelled to COP28 with support from ICIN and the International Savanna Fire Management Initiative (ISFMI) - where Cissy sits on the Advisory Committee. The ISFMI is founded on the success of Indigenous fire management in Australia. 

Both Cissy and representatives from ISFMI will be sharing their experiences from COP and more about the Wildfire-Resilient Landscapes Network with attendees at the 2024 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum. Don't miss the opportunity to hear further about these exciting developments.

Barry Hunter, acting CEO of NAILSMA, an ICIN member, is also at COP and attended the same event. It is great to see so many different representatives from the Indigenous carbon industry in Dubai (pictured below with Cissy and experts from the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation).

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