The Indigenous Carbon Industry Network congratulates ICIN Director Suzanne Thompson on her important appointment to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC).
This is a newly developed position, a recommendation from the Government’s recent review into Australia’s carbon credit industry, the Chubb Review, and is to support increased First Nations participation in, and benefit from, Australia’s carbon crediting scheme.
Suzanne, an Iningai Aboriginal woman who manages a regeneration carbon project in Central Queensland, will excel in this historic appointment, bringing her vibrant communication skills, land management experience and authentic leadership style to the committee. ICIN looks forward to supporting Suzanne in this role.
"There are times when events and actions have a profound effect on our destiny and this is now the time for us all to stand beside our First Peoples of this ancient land.
I'm here about cultural integrity and bringing that to the Committee," said Suzanne following today's announcement by the Australian Government of her historic appointment (pictured).
The ERAC, soon to become the Carbon Abatement Integrity Committee, is an independent committee established under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 and is responsible for reviewing and assessing the integrity of Australia’s carbon methods.