GreenCollar workS with graziers, farmers and land managers across the country To develop carbon projects under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).
The Carbon Farming Initiative is a government run programme that allows farmers, graziers, traditional owners and other land managers to create and sell carbon credits through changes and adaptions in their land management strategies.
Such an opportunity can provide a valuable new income stream to existing agricultural enterprises.
The types of activities that can create carbon credits include protecting or enhancing native vegetation, ceasing clearing of native vegetation, improving soil carbon and change herd management.
GreenCollar is one of the only companies in Australia with full end-to-end, in-house expertise in the development, management, legal and technical implementation of commercial carbon projects.
GreenCollar is working with landholders and graziers across the country to manage close to 3 million hectares of private land to achieve positive outcomes both commercially and environmentally.
FIND OUT MORE
If you would like to know if you have the ability to earn an income stream from carbon credits please get in touch.
GreenCollar will undertake a no cost assessment of your properties eligibility and carbon potential.
Ronald Thompson – 0457 552 416 [email protected]
Dave Moore – 0406 068 786 [email protected]
James Leigo – 0400 376 999 [email protected]
The Emissions Reduction Fund is a Commonwealth voluntary scheme to reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. The most successful and cost effective mechanism so far has been land sector abatement (storing carbon in vegetation and soils). It has provided the opportunity to offer commercial incentives for landholders or land managers to adopt new land management practices and/or technologies to reduce their emissions or sequester carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e). There are a number of different activities that participants can undertake to do this such as reducing methane emissions from cattle, rejuvenating soil health with carbon, regenerating or protecting native vegetation across where it is cost-effective. Participants earn an Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) for every ton of CO2e sequestered or avoided emission.
A soil carbon project involves storing carbon on land by introducing activities that either increase inputs of carbon to the soil or reduce losses of carbon from the soil, or both.
Soil carbon projects can use a range of farming activities to build soil carbon, as long as one of the activities is new. These activities may include converting cropland to pasture, renovating pastures, changing grazing patterns or introducing new ways of productive land management. Projects can be implemented through a series of modelled scenarios or through direct measurements and soil sampling to estimate changes in soil carbon stocks over time.
Vegetation projects generate carbon abatement by storing carbon in vegetation as they grow. There are a number of eligible activities that may be implemented to store carbon. These include regenerating vegetation (Human-Induced Regeneration) or maintaining or protecting native vegetation from future scheduled removal (Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth).
Human-Induced Regeneration projects aim to regenerate parts of a property where vegetation has previously been suppressed. To be eligible the project area must involve one or more of the following regeneration activities: management of the timing and extent of grazing, management of feral animals, cessation of mechanical or chemical destruction of regrowth or the exclusion of livestock.
Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth Projects involves not clearing native regrowth that is scheduled to be cleared under the property’s historical clearing cycle/regime. To demonstrate “additionality”, a core principle of international climate agreements, there must be evidence of two historical clearing events having occurred within the project area. The project area must contain sections of the property where unrestricted clearing is permitted and cropping or grazing is undertaken.
Carbon projects using the Beef Cattle Herd Management Method may reduce the emissions intensity of beef cattle production by reducing methane emissions per kilogram of live weight gain that is produced prior to slaughter.
Activities that may reduce the emissions intensity of cattle herds include improving cattle productivity, reducing the average age of the herd, reducing the proportion of unproductive cattle within the herd, or changing the number of cattle in each livestock class within the herd.