Carbon Trading Training –  For your Farming or Landcare Group

Now is the time to learn more about Direct Action and how you could win a piece of the Emissions Reduction Fund at the next auction round!


To facilitate the growth of the Market and opportunities for Farmers,  Carbon Farmers of Australia has been at the forefront of Training since 2014. We have 1/2 day,

one day  or 2 day programs which have been developed over the years to be relevant to farmers. We can customise the training for any particular method or group as well.

Outline of topics:

  1. Introductions- to participants and CFA.
  • Aims for the day.
  1. Why the CFI/ERF?
    1. What is the CFI now ERF?
    2. Brief background to Australian Trading System.
    3. Co-benefits of sequestration/emissions reduction.
    4. Post ERF targets. What happens next?
  1. Carbon Fundamentals Introduction
    1. Climate Change and Agriculture
    2. Agriculture’s Role in Global Warming
  1. Opportunities for Australian Farmers
    1. Reducing Emissions
    2. Reducing Airborne Fraction (CO2e) Sequestration.
  1. The CFI /ERF Process
    1. A Market Made by Government
    2. Rules and Regulations
    3. Main Players
    4. How to Enter the Market
    5. What is Aggregation, and how does it work? (introduction)
  1. Potential New Revenue Streams
    1. Activities Paying Now-
    2. Approved methods explained (top level)
    3. Activities Anticipated- Departments work list
    4. Can I benefit in more than one way? Whole of Farm Carbon Audit concept explained.
  1. Methods explained
    1. How to participate in a methods- Potential Landholder
    2. Soil Carbon method – What activities are allowed?
    3. On farm examples.
    4. Maximising Benefits/Optimising Returns/Driving down the cost of compliance
    5. You can now have a 25 year project (not 100 years) what does this mean for your credits?
  1. The Two Markets
  2. Kyoto and Non-Kyoto offsets – Price Expectations
  3. World Trends- What happened at COP21 Paris meetingand what does it mean for Australia?
  4. Value of the Two Markets- What’s the Secondary market in Australia and is it viable?
  5. Portrait of a Voluntary/Corporate Buyer (Secondary market buyer)
  6. Charismatic Offsets- Soil carbon as ‘gourmet carbon’. Higher value?
  7. Brand Management – Direct Marketing your offsets


  1. From Fit and proper person to ProjectApplication

And beyond.

  • Steps to a project –
  1. Apply to register – including open ANREU account.
  2. When Registered – Undertake project
  3. Submit reports/audit procedure.
  4. Apply for ACCU’s (devil in the detail)
  5. Some worked examples of a Whole of Farm Carbon Audit.


So you want to be an aggregator?

  1. How to become an aggregator
  2. Roles, responsibilities.
  3. Structure etc.
  4. Potential legal issues
  5. Which methods best suit aggregation?

Now is the time to learn more about Direct Action and how you could win a piece of the Emissions Reduction Fund at the next auction round!

All Governments, whether here in Australia, or overseas, have now recognized that the level of Carbon Dioxide in the air is affecting the climate, and that for the most part this is due to human activity.

It is an issue which means that no matter what persuasion a Government is, Liberal or Labour, we have both domestic and International obligations to help clean up this air pollution.

The current Abbott Government has a ‘target’ of reducing Australia’s emissions by 5% over 2000 levels by 2020. This policy is called ‘Direct Action’.

There will be further reductions announced for the ‘post 2020’ targets as a 5% reduction will NOT fix the problem, or fulfill our International obligations.

The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is the $2.55 billion fund the Government has set up to pay ‘project developers’ to reduce these emissions.

Project Developers can be individuals, companies, groups or other organisations. Each project must follow an approved ‘method’ to be able to claim ‘carbon credits’.

The Land Sector has a number of approved methods which they can follow to be able to claim carbon credits and bid them into the ERF for sale to the Government.

The first round of the ERF was held in April. $660 Million was spent, and the Government bought 47 Million Tonnes of carbon at a weighted average price of $13.95.

$250 Million of this money went to Farmers in Western NSW who are mainly protecting native forest from being cleared.

NOW the Next Round of the ERF has been announced.

Could YOU put in a project and win a Government contract for 5 – 10 years, at a known price? 

To find out, just call Louisa Kiely on 0417 280 540 or shoot her an email.

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