An Eligible Offsets Project Under the Carbon Farming Initiative.
The Native Conifer Carbon Sink Project (NCCSP) is an exciting new reforestation project being developed on the southern Atherton Tablelands in north Queensland. The project has officially been approved by the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) and is an Eligible Offsets Project (EOP). Select Carbon is also a Recognised Offsets Entity (No.33).
The NCCSP presents an opportunity to address a range of great environmental challenges confronting Australia: climate change, repairing degraded landscapes, restoring stream corridors, improving the condition of our agricultural soils, and conserving Australia’s biodiversity. The NCCSP will drive carbon finance into rural and regional north Queensland and create long-term sustainable jobs in a region that is currently experiencing tough economic times due largely to the deregulation of the dairy industry, and lower commodity prices for agricultural products in general.
Our company has conducted extensive research into native trees that grow in north Queensland that are wind resistant and most importantly, store a lot of Carbon over a long period of time. The NCCSP will be Kyoto-compliant. That means the carbon credits generated in the native conifer project are able to be traded to large emitters of pollution that are looking to offset their emissions and reduce their carbon liability over the long-term.
The NCCSP aims to compliment the existing dairy industry and supply farmers with alternative revenue streams for many years into the future. The project intends to plant at least 1,500 hectares of native conifers on the southern Atherton Tablelands over a 7-year period.
Select Carbon is now partnering with farmers in the area to establish and manage the plantings, which must be permanent and remain in the ground for 100 years. Legally binding arrangements to secure carbon credits will be established and Select Carbon will manage compliance and reporting requirements.
Importantly, targeted land for the project excludes strategic cropping land (SCL) and is in line with all local and state government water and planning policies.
Expressions of Interest
Select Carbon is currently seeking expressions of interest from landholders interested in planting trees or who have previously planted trees on their property (post 1990), to generate carbon credits.
If you are an interested landholder, please fill in the Expression of Interest form here.
If you wish to speak to one of our consultants, please don't hesitate in contacting us for a confidential discussion.