AbCF acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work and live and pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of all Communities. AbCF acknowledges, respects and honours Indigenous peoples vital role in caring for country in the past and stress the importance of this continued practice into the future.
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The Aboriginal Carbon Foundation (AbCF) established in 2010 aims to achieve economic independence and social and emotional health and wellbeing for First Nations people through carbon farming and cultural fire credits.

We leverage diverse expertise to empower and uplift communities, fostering prosperity and wellbeing by blending ancient traditions with modern science.

Our empowerment model seeks to bridge the gap in Indigenous health and wellbeing, connecting people to their land for holistic independence. Our purpose is deeply rooted in the profound cultural ties of Indigenous peoples to the land, and we are committed to addressing ongoing disparities. Drawing on ancestral wisdom, we combine cultural knowledge and community development expertise to enhance the lives of First Nations people, both in this country and worldwide.

The AbCF supports carbon farming projects, led by Indigenous rangers, Traditional Owners, Elders and other community leaders. It connections remote Indigenous communities who supply carbon credits, with organisations seeking to offset their carbon pollution and provides training for Indigenous rangers.

We have grown since our inception to meet demand, innovation, industry, community developments and best practice, and most of all Aboriginal community needs.

Our almost 100% Indigenous staff are passionate about working to build viable economies on Aboriginal lands while increasing the community cultural, social and emotional wellbeing.

We are supported by a range of associate and project partners who are equally committed to supporting and empowering First Nations peoples. We operate on the cutting edge of ideas and community-based solutions so mob can thrive on country, connected to culture and prospering off the land.


AbCF has a strong culture of innovation and collaboration. We take risks and invest in the development of carbon products and services that benefit Indigenous people and address climate change.

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Are passionate about the vision and purpose of the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation. They bring diverse professional and personal experience to their positions and provide guidance and support to our team.

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Brings together people with fresh ways of working, professional experience and a desire to achieve outcomes that tackle Indigenous poverty and climate change through a strengths-based approach.

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We have a national presence with offices in Alice Springs, Cairns and Sydney. Our team are mobile and regularly travel to regional and remote communities, as well as across domestic and international areas and destinations.

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Rowan Foley

“It can be a challenge in the modern world to apply your values in a way that supports Indigenous people, farmers and the environment. People and corporations are looking for authentic outcomes and value for money. The Reducing Carbon Building Communities Fund enables purpose to those values.”

Rowan Foley - Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Carbon Foundation


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