Projects

Why are carbon projects important?


In Australia and around the world, projects that lead to a reduction in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are playing a critical role in the global effort to address climate change. In addition to reducing emissions, carbon projects provide an important avenue to unlocking environmental, social, economic and sustainable development benefits. In many cases, additional benefits or co-benefits are a direct result of investment in a carbon project.

There are a number of opportunities for, and drivers of investing in carbon projects in Australia. Some businesses and individuals are investing in projects through the voluntary market, whist others are investing through schemes such as the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. It is important to understand the different drivers and options for investing in carbon projects and the benefits they bring. Scaling up the development of carbon projects will be key in meeting domestic and international emissions reduction targets, and play a crucial role in avoiding catastrophic climate change.

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Why are carbon projects important?


In Australia and around the world, projects that lead to a reduction in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are playing a critical role in the global effort to address climate change.

In addition to reducing emissions, carbon projects provide an important avenue to unlocking environmental, social, economic and sustainable development benefits.

In many cases, additional benefits or co-benefits are a direct result of investment in a carbon project.

Video owned and produced by the Department of Environment & Energy.

There are a number of opportunities for, and drivers of investing in carbon projects in Australia. Some businesses and individuals are investing in projects through the voluntary market, whist others are investing through schemes such as the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. It is important to understand the different drivers and options for investing in carbon projects and the benefits they bring. Scaling up the development of carbon projects will be key in meeting domestic and international emissions reduction targets, and play a crucial role in avoiding catastrophic climate change.

Why are carbon projects important?


In Australia and around the world, projects that lead to a reduction in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are playing a critical role in the global effort to address climate change. In addition to reducing emissions, carbon projects provide an important avenue to unlocking environmental, social, economic and sustainable development benefits. In many cases, additional benefits or co-benefits are a direct result of investment in a carbon project.

There are a number of opportunities for, and drivers of investing in carbon projects in Australia. Some businesses and individuals are investing in projects through the voluntary market, whist others are investing through schemes such as the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. It is important to understand the different drivers and options for investing in carbon projects and the benefits they bring. Scaling up the development of carbon projects will be key in meeting domestic and international emissions reduction targets, and play a crucial role in avoiding catastrophic climate change.

Video owned and produced by the Department of Environment & Energy.

What do I need to know about carbon projects in Australia?


If you are a business wanting to go carbon neutral, it helps to understand the offsetting process and the role of certification in the marketplace. When look at offsetting or investing in projects it’s important to have an understanding of the types of projects available, and the different types of credits generated. It is also important to consider any additional ‘co-benefits’ that will ensure an investment has multiple returns – aligning with organisational goals and creating benefits for the communities in which the projects take place.

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Types of Credits


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Co-Benefits


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What do I need to know about carbon projects in Australia?


If you are a business wanting to go carbon neutral, it helps to understand the offsetting process and the role of certification in the marketplace. When look at offsetting or investing in projects it’s important to have an understanding of the types of projects available, and the different types of credits generated. It is also important to consider any additional ‘co-benefits’ that will ensure an investment has multiple returns – aligning with organisational goals and creating benefits for the communities in which the projects take place.

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