Select Carbon Pty Ltd is pleased to confirm that the Clean Energy Regulator has approved the company’s Native Conifers Carbon Sink Project, the first carbon sequestration project of its kind in Australia under the Permanent Environmental Plantings methodology (Quantifying Carbon Sequestration by Permanent Environmental Plantings of Native Species using the CFI Modelling Tool) approved for use in the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).
The project involves the planting of Australian native conifer species, including kauri pine, hoop pine and bunya pine, on undulating cattle grazing land on the southern Atherton Tablelands, west of Cairns. Select Carbon is partnering with landholders to spread the benefits of carbon finance into rural and regional Queensland. The company aims to continue to plant native conifers to establish a regional carbon pool in north Queensland.
Targeted land excludes Strategic Cropping Land that is important for agricultural production purposes, and Select Carbon has worked closely with the Tablelands Regional Council and the Queensland State Government to ensure the project meets relevant planning policy guidelines.
“Over time native conifers will provide the forest architecture to encourage the development of a bio-diverse shade-tolerant rainforest understorey. Native conifers are all ancient Gondwanan species from the Family Araucariaceae that sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide and generate carbon credits. These tree species were present well before the dinosaurs were wiped out and have proven resilient to climate change over the past 200 million years, which is why we think that they have a major role to play in climate change mitigation in north Queensland ” said Select Carbon Director Mr Daryl Killin.
Media Contact: Daryl Killin
Phone: 0419 019 010
Native Conifer pictures can be found online here: Native Conifer Pictures