Our vision is to catalyse life-changing, community prosperity through carbon farming. In doing this, our aim is to build wealth for Traditional Owners with social, cultural, environmental and economic core-benefits through the ethical trade of carbon credits with Corporate Australia, government agencies and international bodies. We are a full member of industry peak body the Carbon Market Institute and a founding member of the Voluntary Code of Conduct.
To meet this vision, the AbCF was established in 2010 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. The founding Directors were Kumantjayi Tilmouth, David Ross and Allan Cooney. The primarily Aboriginal staff are passionate about working to build viable economies on Aboriginal lands and are supported by a range of associates and project partners, who are equally committed to supporting Indigenous people.
We have 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. The AbCF openly seeks to collaborate with fellow Aboriginal organisations, carbon companies, non-government organisations (NGOs), conservation organisations, universities and government agencies.
We’re particularly proud of our nationally accredited Carbon Farming Training course. The development of the course took over 18-months and involved the establishment of an Industry Reference Group and Technical Advisory Group. The final submission to ASQA included 20 letters of support from Aboriginal groups, carbon industry bodies, corporate entities and the Queensland Environment Minister’s Office.
The AbCF operates on the cutting edge of ideas and community-based solutions. We bring people together, who have a desire to achieve outcomes that tackle Indigenous poverty and climate change, through a strengths-based approach. We have a national presence and are driven by a commitment to fulfil our vision and achieve real outcomes. Much success has already been achieved and we strive always for more.
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