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100 millionth Australian Carbon Credit Unit issued to Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation

Yesterday, the Federal Energy Minister, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, announced that the Emissions Reduction Fund had issued it's 100 millionth Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) to Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation.

This is a great recognition of the Wilinggin Fire Project, which is managed by the Ngarinyin people of the Kimberley, and a great recognition of the contribution of both Savanna burning, and Indigenous Land Management to Australia's carbon industry.

Quote from Mr Arnold Sahanna, Chairperson of Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation
“The Wilinggin savanna fire program has been core to Ngarinyin people being able to speak up for Country, to build a strong Corporation and to look after Country and culture. To do this while helping the climate and reducing carbon emissions is even better. It's wonderful to be the project that takes ACCUs issued over this huge milestone of 100 million!” 
As of May 2021, there are 32 Indigenous owned Savanna fire projects, which have generated almost 9 million ACCUs since the establishment of the Emissions Reduction Fund. This accounts for just under 10% of all ACCUs that have been generated.

You can read more about the Wilinggin Fire Project here.

You can read Minister Taylor's media release here.

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