When someone is looking to start a carbon project on their property, there are a few important questions they need to ask themselves first. The following article will try and help give people considering starting a carbon project, the information they need in order to make informed decisions about participating in Australia's new Carbon Farming Initiative.
First up, if you are a busy farmer or someone that is stretched for time, but still wish to have a successful carbon project up-and-running on your property, then you should consider outsourcing much of the 'heavy lifting' to a carbon company that specialises in their respective fields (i.e. Carbon Forestry, Capture and Combustion of Methane in Landfill Gas, Feral Animal Management etc). There is a few reasons why you should consider doing this.
For starters, there is A LOT of work involved in even getting the project approved by the Government in the first place, let alone getting to the fun part of actually 'doing' your carbon project (i.e. planting trees or capturing methane). It can't be underestimated just how much due diligence and just how much of your time, is required to get a project up and running (Trust me, I'm speaking from experience!).