Australian Native Reforestation – Gold Standard VERs
Satisfying all aspects of Sustainability
The Gold Standard is a global certification initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (and others) in 2003. Having Gold Standard ensures that a project is implemented following best practice rules, must involve consultation with local stakeholders, must continually reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the environment and people’s lives.
Our Gold Standard certified project is planting up to 40 different native species of trees and shrubs.
This multi-species reforestation project has revegetated over 10,000 hectares of degraded farmland. This is a significant achievement in a highly fragmented landscape and has multiple benefits –
- increased wildlife habitat and connectivity
- carbon removal (sequestration) and climate change action,
- improved soil erosion control, and
- provision of opportunities for
- scientific research,
- eco-tourism and
- community education.
Our vision is to re-create a healthy, functioning landscape, restored after decades of habitat loss and degradation. This will become the new bush that helps connect the Outback.
This is a legacy landscape – one in which our actions now will ensure this landscape will be left in a much better condition than we received it. This will be our gift to future generations and to the planet.
This reforestation will encourage native animals and plants that have vanished or been pushed to the brink of extinction in the region return and breed. Imagine how special it will be to welcome back iconic threatened species such as Malleefowl, Bush Stone-curlew, Carnaby’s Cockatoo, Western Spiny-tailed Skink and the Woylie (Brush-tailed Bettong), as well as over 30 species of conservation-significant native plants!
All this in a global biodiversity 'hotspot'.
Even More Benefits
Australian Native Reforestation - Gold Standard offer much more to a company looking to offset their unavoidable emissions than simply storing carbon. The social, economic and environmental (co-benefits) are considerable:
- Employment, including local Indigenous peoples and liaison with traditional owners
- Aboriginal heritage sites recognised and registered with the Department of Indigenous Affairs Registry
- Creating new industry in rural areas and expenditure with local businesses
All plantings are undertaken in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
Our carbon offsets are legally protected by 100 year Carbon Right and Carbon Covenant registered on the land titles
One Australian Native Reforestation offset equals one (1) tonne of CO2-e
Our Australian Native Reforestation offsets are retired on a public registry, guaranteeing each credit cannot be resold
Australian Native Reforestation may be eligible offset units under NCOS
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1ADirzo et al. Science 2014
2Seddon et al. Science 2014