CARBON FARMING

Carbon farming refers to carbon accounting methodologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and/or capture and hold carbon in vegetation and soils. Carbon farming adheres to the same principles of supply and demand found in all agribusiness, however, the commodity produced are ‘carbon credits’.

In Australia, this financial commodity is formally known as an Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU). The savannas in northern Australia burn predominately in the late dry season, resulting in large, hot and intense fires. These fires produce more GHG emissions and burn a greater proportion of dead organic matter than fires that occur under cooler, moister conditions in the early dry season. Savanna fire management projects aim to reduce the frequency and extent of late dry season fires in savannas, resulting in fewer GHG and more carbon being sequestered in dead organic matter.

That’s the ‘science’ behind the practice, but the long term social and sustainability benefits achieved through the activities of the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation and Reducing Carbon Building Communities Fund, are more wide reaching.

Savanna fire management projects aim to reduce the frequency and extent of late, dry season fires in the savannas, resulting in fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

 

CORE BENEFITS

Australian Aboriginal carbon farming projects are not only innovative, they contribute to a broad range of social, cultural, economic, health, political and environmental outcomes.

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RAP / SDG / CSR

Verified Aboriginal carbon farming offers investors the chance to meet their commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and their Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP).

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INDIGENOUS AGREEMENT

The AbCF signed an Indigenous to Indigenous Climate Cooperation Agreement, with the First Nations Energy and Mining Council, of the Province of British Columbia.

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SAVANNA BURNING

Savanna burning is about reducing emissions from fire, by burning in the early dry season when fires are cooler and patchy. In 2018, there were 78 savanna burning projects located across northern Australia.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY, SOCIALLY ENGAGED PEOPLE

Aboriginal carbon farming generates meaningful employment for Aboriginal people, strengthening Aboriginal communities. It also reduces climate emissions to combat global warming, which is impacting Aboriginal lands. The RCBC Fund is a respected source of accredited, quality Australian Carbon Credit Units, which will significantly reduce the carbon footprints of Australian businesses, while creating meaningful employment for Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal rangers and Traditional Owners lead the projects and all profits from the sale of carbon credits go to Traditional Owners, supporting communities to develop expertise and build sustainable economies.

Carbon Farming Delivers Triple Bottom Line Benefits

FARMERS & PASTORALISTS

The RCBC Fund and Aboriginal Carbon Foundation attracts investment in projects that are run by Farmers and Pastoralists from corporate Australia, ethical investors, schools and hospitals. Through the AbCF, you can increase your carbon farming knowledge and qualifications, with practical training. The AbCF and its investors value and promote the benefits carbon farming generates, for agricultural and pastoralist communities and the environment. More information regarding this, can be seen in an article published in the Spring 2019 edition of the Australian Farm Institute, Farm Policy Journal.

The RCBC Fund provides up-front payment for carbon credits above government rates and a secondary payment based on profit share from final sale. The social, economic and environmental core-benefits of your projects are verified using the Core Benefits Verification Framework by independent verifiers, building on international community development models. Contact us for more information.

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Merry Christmas to all our valued partners, agencies, communities and supporters. We’ve had a brilliant year in 2019 and are excited at the opportunities that are presenting for 2020. We look forward to continuing our association and mutual growth.

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