Fiona McAlpine (Communications and Media Manager for the Borneo Project): A Melbourne native, Fi has trained as a lawyer and journalist in Australia, West Africa and South Asia. She is the Co-Founder of a small social enterprise working with vulnerable communities across Asia. Previous work includes digital advocacy at Human Rights Watch and project management at the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network. Fi was granted the Prime Minister’s Endeavour Award for her work gathering extra-judicial executions testimonies in Northeast India’s conflict zones, and was nominated for the Chief Justice’s Award for Excellence in Community Service for her graduate thesis on women’s access to justice. She holds a BA in International Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Communications and a Juris Doctor.
By Fiona McAlpine, Intercontinental Cry
Much of the climate debate centers on targets to cut fossil-fuel use, and this is where the majority of resources, campaigning and media focus their attention. But one of the most cost-effective carbon capture technologies is forests, both leaving existing forests alone and rewilding damaged ones.