Natural Carbon has facilitated the delivery of more than 20,000/yr Australian Carbon Credits (ACCUs) to a progressive Australian beef company, creating added revenue and reducing their emissions intensity. The achievement reflects a growing momentum towards stronger climate action as Meat and Livestock Australia announce today that the Australian red meat industry will be carbon neutral by 2030.
Wednesday 22 nd November, Sydney, Australia
Wednesday 22nd November, Sydney, Australia – In a world first it is now possible to earn an income from carbon through cattle herd management by engaging in with leading Australian carbon farming solutions provider Natural Carbon. By facilitating the delivery of over 20,000/yr Australian Carbon Credits (ACCUs) Natural Carbon has helped creating new revenue for farmers and reduce emissions intensity.
This achievement will be the first of many as the industry’s momentum grows towards stronger climate action, and comes back to back with today’s announcement by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) that the Australian red meat industry will work with federal and state governments to be carbon neutral by 2030.
This industry-wide target for carbon neutrality is a timely development. Since 2014, Natural Carbon has established itself as a leading carbon organisation in Australia with a portfolio of 14 carbon projects that have collectively generated over 550,000 ACCUs. Natural Carbon is on track to engage 10% of Australia’s cattle herd industry in 30 beef cattle herd management carbon abatement projects by 2025. The implementation of the Emissions Reduction Fund Beef Methodology ( ERF Beef Method ) will likely result in a reduction of emissions intensity by more than 20%, and remove more than 5 million tonnes of harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Good data will also be key to timely reporting and payments. To make it easier for all to participate, Natural Carbon is working with its livestock and grazing technology partner Maia Technology to ensure the ERF Beef Method is integrated into their existing world class grazing management application ‘MaiaGrazing’.
“Carbon neutrality is the only logical goal in the long term – but it is a long and hard way to get there for any industry,” says Julien Gastaldi, General Manager of Natural Carbon. “The Emissions Reduction Fund lets us work with farmers’ strengths and their ability to adapt their pastoral enterprise to what is, at times, a harsh and unforgiving country for livestock production. With the MLA announcement, we are thrilled to see that the ambition to punch above our carbon-weight is still alive and well. Natural Carbon looks forward to working with MLA on demonstrating the links between productivity gains and income from the growing carbon markets .”
All pastoral companies can earn ACCUs and supplementary income by applying the ERF Beef Method. To register a project with the Clean Energy Regulator contact
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Note to editors
The Clean Energy Regulator is the Government body responsible for administering legislation that will reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy. An ACCU is a unit issued to a person by the Clean Energy Regulator by making an entry for the unit in an account kept by the person in the electronic Australian National Registry of Emissions Units. Each ACCU issued represents one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2-e) stored or avoided by a project.
About Natural Carbon
Natural Carbon Pty is a joint venture established in 2014 with a focus on developing carbon projects in northern Australia. (Phillip Toyne, indigenous advocate, co-founder of the national Landcare program and founding Director of EcoFutures, was instrumental in the formation of Natural Carbon.) Since 2014, Natural Carbon has established itself as a leading organisation supporting Pastoral and Aboriginal carbon farming through Savanna Burning, Beef Cattle herd Management and Revegetation projects. Natural Carbon brings together global experience and expertise across the full carbon project cycle – from concept to sales, providing a one stop shop for entities seeking to generate revenue from carbon. The company works with indigenous groups, farmers, and other land managers to achieve long-term economic and environmental benefits to their communities.
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