2 November 2011 – Low Carbon Australia has revamped the online guide for the voluntary carbon market, the Carbon Offset Guide, which will include information on the Carbon Farming Initiative .
The result of a partnership between Low Carbon Australia, Environment Protection Authority Victoria, and the University of Queensland, the Carbon Offset Guide is an independent directory of carbon offset providers in Australia.
The guide acts as a gateway for businesses owners who want to find out more about carbon offsets and carbon management strategies in Australia, or are considering carbon neutral certification through the Australian Government’s Carbon Neutral Program under the National Carbon Offset Standard.
It provides the latest details of carbon offset prices, project descriptions and locations, and accreditation standards.
Chief executive officer of Low Carbon Australia Meg McDonald said managing the guide was a way for Low Carbon Australia to support and encourage the voluntary carbon offset market and meant the organisation had an in-depth knowledge of trends within the carbon offset industry.
The Carbon Farming Initiative, included in the guide, gives landholders, farmers and forest growers incentives to undertake land sector abatement projects. It will generate credits called Australian Carbon Credit Units.