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2023 National Indigenous Carbon Forum

The 2nd National Indigenous Carbon Forum will be held on 16-18 May 2023 on Yugambeh country, QT Gold Coast QLD. The Indigenous Carbon Industry Network is proud to be hosting this important forum. Given the rapid pace of carbon policy and carbon market reform, it is more important than ever that Indigenous carbon industry members stay ahead of the game.

The Forum provides a place to share knowledge and improve understanding of Indigenous rights and interests in carbon and developing opportunities for Aboriginal people to actively manage their country. This year’s event will be a hybrid event held both in-person and online. With a strong emphasis on Indigenous-led discussions, the forum will feature presentations from across the industry, from Indigenous rangers and land managers to scientists, policymakers and market specialists. 

Sponsors & Presenters

The National Indigenous Carbon Forum needs your support! Expressions of Interest are now open for both sponsors and presenters at the National Indigenous Carbon Forum. All EOIs close COB 31 March.

Following the resounding success of the sold-out Indigenous-led North Australia Savanna Fire Forum in February this year, the National Forum is expected to receive an unprecedented level of national interest. This is your chance to reach 500 Indigenous land and sea managers, corporate and government representatives from across Australia to discuss issues impacting the Indigenous carbon industry and barriers to participation of Indigenous groups in the carbon industry.
“It's really important that we, as First Nations people, build strategic partnerships with people and organisations that want to see us succeed," ICIN Co-Chair Cissy Gore-Birch said.
"This is a growing industry and, as traditional leaders of this country, we want to take advantage of these opportunities. We can see that the carbon industry has really benefited our people in moving forward. We want to work with strategic partners to continue to improve and keep evolving and keeping up with the times but also making sure that the traditional knowledge is not missed.”

Event format

Day One (16 May), Indigenous only forum will be limited to First Nations people, ICIN member organisations and Indigenous organisations in person only. It provides a safe space for discussion of issues facing Indigenous landholders in the carbon industry and the Indigenous carbon industry as a whole.

Day Two (17 May), Plenary will be a hybrid event to provide space for a showcase of Indigenous carbon projects and important discussions with corporates and governments about key policy issues impacting the industry.

Day Three (18 May), Workshops and Plenaries will provide space for focused workshops on specific issues. The event will provide plenty of space for networking and relationship-building, a key focus of the ICIN.

May 16, 2023 at 9:00am - May 18, 2023
QT Gold Coast, Queensland