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MEDIA RELEASE: First carbon credits issued from protecting native forest in NSW Western Lands

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Mon, 24/02/14 – 12:38 | Posted by GreenCollar

MEDIA RELEASE: First carbon credits issued from protecting native forest in NSW Western Lands

SYDNEY, 24 February 2014 – GreenCollar Group is pleased to announce issuance of the first ever Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) for a Native Forest Protection project on a Western Lands lease.

This is a significant achievement for the GreenCollar Group and GCS who have been working closely with landholders in Western NSW for the last three years to develop forestry projects under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

GreenCollar Group is working with landholders to manage over 50,000 ha of Native Forest in Western NSW for carbon whilst maintaining traditional farm activities including grazing and cropping.

The ACCUs generated from these projects will be sold to companies with liabilities under the Carbon Pricing Mechanism as well as the Government’s new Emission Reduction Fund.

“The creation of these carbon credits represents a significant new income stream to farmers on Western Lands Leases. For farmers carbon credits are now an important part of the picture when making land use planning decisions,” said James Schultz, CEO of GCS.

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MEDIA RELEASE – Native Forest Protection projects move ahead
Tue, 18/02/14 – 13:52 | Posted by GreenCollar

SYDNEY, 14 February 2014 – GCS is pleased to announce the approval of its latest  Native Forest Protection projects under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).
The declaration of the projects  by the Clean Energy Regulator is yet …

Leaked IPCC report says time to act on climate is now
Mon, 20/01/14 – 16:40 | Posted by GreenCollar

The longer we wait to mitigate the detrimental levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) thrown into the atmosphere, the harder it’s going to be to work against rising temperatures, according to a leaked draft report from the …

World agriculture ministers say climate change causing food shortages
Mon, 20/01/14 – 11:24 | Posted by GreenCollar

Efforts to rid the world of hunger face “immense challenges” as farmers deal with resource scarcity, climate change and loss of soil fertility, agriculture ministers from 65 countries have said, according to media reports.
Economic and …

CO2 emissions in the US on the upswing
Wed, 15/01/14 – 11:31 | Posted by GreenCollar

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the US rose by 2 per cent last year, the US Energy Information Agency reported, beginning a climb up, despite still being lower than during strong economic performance years.
Some 5.38 …

More renewables investment needed: UN climate chief
Wed, 15/01/14 – 11:28 | Posted by GreenCollar

The UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has urged global financial institutions to triple their investments in clean energy to reach the US $1 trillion a year mark that would help avert a climate catastrophe.
In an interview with …

MEDIA RELEASE – NATIVE FOREST PROTECTION PROJECTS
Mon, 6/01/14 – 13:45 | Posted by James Schultz

 SYDNEY, 6th of January 2014 – GCS is pleased to announce the approval of its latest Native Forest Protection project under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) – the first ever on leasehold land.
The declaration of …

New Native Forest Protection Project approved
Mon, 6/01/14 – 12:00 | Posted by James Schultz

SYDNEY, 6th of January 2014 – GCS is pleased to announce the approval of its latest Native Forest Protection project under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) – the first ever on leasehold land.
“Approval for this …

MEDIA RELEASE: First native forest protection carbon credits created
Mon, 11/11/13 – 14:57 | Posted by GreenCollar
MEDIA RELEASE: First native forest protection carbon credits created

SYDNEY 11 November 2013 – GCS is pleased to report that it has been issued the first ever Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) for a Native Forest Protection project under the Carbon Farming Initiative.

“This is a tremendous milestones for …

Greenhouse gas concentrations reach new record: UN World Meteorological Organization
Thu, 7/11/13 – 12:56 | Posted by GreenCollar

 The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend that is driving climate change and will shape the future of the planet, the UN …

Australia’s warmest 12 months on record
Wed, 4/09/13 – 11:46 | Posted by GreenCollar

September 2012 to August 2013 mark the warmest 12 months on record for Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology said yesterday.
The average temperature across the country was 22.92 °C during that time — 1.11 °C above the 1961–1990 …