Better carbon trading outcomes for farmers and government
- Greater involvement of regional NRM organisations can increase farmer participation in carbon trading.
Increased farmer participation provides a path for reducing transaction costs, sharing risks across landholders, and can help farmers bundle small parcels of carbon credits that are more attractive for a buyer.
NRM involvement will support good land management practices on farms that abate greenhouse gases, increase farm profitability and secure co-benefits that can deliver landscape scale change.
Farmers can offer more, and benefit more – and NRM organisations can help
Carbon co-benefits – avoiding the pitfalls
Involving NRM organisations
Reef Credit Initiative
Session 1 Australian context and update - 10:30am-12:00 noon AEST Tuesday 25 May
Updates on issues you need to know about from Melanie Ford from the Clean Energy Regulator, Brad Kerrin from the Carbon Market Institute and Don Butler from Australian National University.
Unfortunately, an error occurred in the recording of Session 2. We are working with the presenters to re-record this session soon.
Session 2 Opportunities and lessons from the regions - 2:30-4:30pm AEST Tuesday 25 May
Hear from Paula Camenzuli the -Victorian Statewide climate change coordinator, Steve Ewings - Manager of Special Projects with Rangelands NRM, Melinda Cox - Senior Land Services Officer Investment Planning about the diverse projects happening across regional NRM organisations.
Session 3 Enabling NRM Regions in carbon farming - 11am-1pm AEST Wednesday 26 May
This will be an interactive session to explore and test the needs analysis undertaken by Broderick and Associates on where NRM regional organisations see themselves in the carbon space and how NRM Regions Australia can support you.
Session 4 Carbon farming in practice - 3-4:30pm AEST Wednesday 26 May
A diverse range of carbon practitioners will be sharing their experiences and answering questions about what’s happening on the ground, including James Leigo a carbon farmer and project developer, Cameron Gibson a rotational grazier from Queensland, and Sara Schmude of Impact Ag who was recently involved in securing the Wilmott Cattle voluntary carbon project with Microsoft.