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CARBON CYCLING – The Missing Link in the Carbon Debate?

Global Enterprise Week Outstanding Impact Award 2010On Thursday, 18th November 2010 FREdome delivered a presentation to the UK All Party Parliamentary Climate  Change Group, highlighting the threat of soil degradation and desertification to national and international carbon, water and nutrient cycles, and proposing a sustainable solution.

The meeting was chaired by the Rt Hon Katy Clark MP.

Speakers/panel/key participants included

  • Greg Peachey – Founder and Chair of the FREdome Visionary Trust
  • Pano Kroko – Chair of the Environmental Parliament
  • William E Matthews OBE – Vice President of the International Tree Foundation
  • Andrew K Fletcher – Originator of Operation OASIS
  • Tara, Toby and Faith, FREdome youth representatives
Pano Kroko with Tara and Toby   


A diverse group of politicians, academics, industry leaders, oil companies, foreign agencies, environmental groups, grant-making trusts, charities, youth representatives, general public and media.


It is plausible and potentially beneficial to conduct research into an international project to transport outfall-piped organic waste from European shores in returning tankers to irrigate and fertilise self-sustaining agro-forestry from desert coastal regions – converting carbon emissions and organic waste into food and fuel.


  • Professor Eric P Achterberg, Professor of Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems, Universityof Southampton
  • Professor Stephen Nortcliff, Professor of Soil Science, University of Reading
  • Professor Frank M. Chambers, Professor of Physical Geography – Climate History and Change,University of Gloucester, Sustainability Institute
  • Professor John Wainwright, Professor of Physical Geography,  Sheffield University

Read speaker biographies

Event podcasts

Why this debate is important to our future:  Students Tara Gibbins-Klein 16, and  Faith Miller 17

Introduction to Carbon Cycling:  Greg Peachey BSc, Founder and Chair, FREdome Visionary Trust

Why we should fund forestation:  Pano Kroko, Chairman of Environmental Parliament & Green Capital LLP

The Scientific Panel Discussion

Final Q and A Session on Operation OASIS:  Andrew K Fletcher, technical director of Operation OASIS

Closing comments and summary : Toby Audley Charles, 14

These selected recordings are made available on the understanding that no subsequent charge will be made by any party. Please do not edit or alter these sound files without prior consultation.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2013 2:35 am

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    • FREdome Visionary Trust permalink*
      May 29, 2013 8:20 am

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