EcoAustralia™ credits blend government-accredited Australian Biodiversity Units with international carbon credits from high-quality, Gold Standard projects. These voluntary standards are compliant with the Australia Government's Climate Active Program (formerly the National Carbon Offset Standard – NCOS).
EcoAustralia™ is a uniquely Australian solution to mitigating global greenhouse gas emissions – a carbon credit with an investment in Australian biodiversity and habitat protection.
The best of both worlds
When purchasing EcoAustralia™ credits, you are making a direct contribution to the regeneration of Australian native vegetation at a time where land clearing, degradation and biodiversity loss are major issues.
You are also supporting sustainable development by investing in renewable energy and emission reduction projects in emerging economy countries, helping pave the way to a low-carbon, climate-smart future.
EcoAustralia™ is a stapled product, combining:
- An Gold Standard international carbon credit, representing 1 tCO2e of avoided emissions
- An Australian Biodiversity Unit, equal to 1.5 m2 of government-accredited, permanently protected Australian vegetation.
Wildlife photographed at our biodiversity project sites.
An investment in Australian habitat protection
Australian Biodiversity Units represent government-accredited habitat protection, where a covenant is placed on the land title to ensure the vegetation is managed for conservation in perpetuity.
Currently, EcoAustralia™ supports two biodiversity projects that are listed on the Victorian Government's Native Vegetation Credit Register:
- The Mount Sandy project is a rare pocket of intact native vegetation in South Australia's Coorong region on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people. Project management is made possible through close collaboration with the nearby Raukkan Aboriginal Community and local Ngarrindjeri Elders, Clyde and Rose Rigney, who oversee vegetation management and conservation at the site.
- The Myamyn project area in southwest Victoria's Annya State Forest regenerates land that was illegally cleared and replanted with invasive species, encouraging the return of native wildlife such as the powerful owl and the long-nosed potoroo.
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