R.M. Williams, the well-known clothing company, has – with government support – bought a $13 million Central Australia cattle station to go carbon farming. At 5000 square kms,
Henbury Station is the world’s largest carbon farm, and is attracting attention as a large scale experiment in agricultural emissions trading. The aim is the protect the biodiversity of the property, allowing it to regenerate (as opposed to planting trees), while viewing it as a commercial venture. Many see it as a huge risk for the clothing company.