Applications are currently open for round 2 of the Australian Government’s Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot!
Are you interested in how the Pilot will work? On Tuesday 15 February at 1 pm (AEDT), the Australian Government will host a webinar to discuss all you need to know. Attend the webinar to have your questions answered before round 2 applications close on Thursday 3 March.
The Pilot is a key part of the Australian Government’s $66.1 million Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package and will reward farmers for the stewardship of their land, storing carbon and improving Australia’s biodiversity.
Round 2 builds on the success and learnings of round 1 to further test market arrangements to reward farmers for their biodiversity stewardship in 6 new regions:
- Fitzroy Basin in Queensland
- Riverina in New South Wales
- Goulburn Broken in Victoria
- Southern in Tasmania
- Northern and Yorke in South Australia
- South Coast in Western Australia.
Farmers who plant native trees and shrubs, in line with a biodiversity protocol developed by the Australian National University, can receive payments for biodiversity in addition to any earnings from selling the carbon credits.
The webinar will see panellists present from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australian National University, Clean Energy Regulator and Fitzroy Basin Association.
To register for the webinar, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xBsKp5h4RVShulkgy4SMpw
For more information on the pilot and how to submit an application, visit https://www.awe.gov.au/agriculture-land/farm-food-drought/natural-resources/landcare/sustaining-future-australian-farming/carbon-biodiversity-pilot?utm_source=digi_toolkit&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=carbon_biodiversity_round_two_2021.
Enquiries about the program can be directed to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call them at 1800 329 055.