The Carbon Market Institute hosted it’s 5th Carbon Farming Industry Forum last month. The Carbon Farming Industry Forum provides an opportunity The forum was held over two days between September 10 & 17.
Over 500 attendees and 60 speakers and presenters, joined in from around the country to attend the forum virtually, and shared their insights and knowledge of developments and trends in Australia’s Carbon Industry.
ICIN had the opportunity to partner with the Carbon Market Institute in helping to shape the agenda of this year’s forum. A number of representatives from ICIN member organisations were included as speakers and panellists in many of the plenary sessions and workshops which were held across the two days.
ICIN Communications Officer, Ben Gertz, did an acknowledgment of country and introduced a video from ICIN member, Suzanne Thompson (YACHATDAC), which helped to open the forum on the first day.
Heidi Mippy, Director of ICIN presented to the workshop on “Understanding Consent and meaningful engagement” which was held on the first day of the forum (10th of September). Heidi presented alongside Keith Thomas from South Australian Native Title Services, and the two spoke about the need for project proponents to gain consent of traditional owner groups before commencing a project on their lands.
Cissy Gore-Birch, Director of ICIN, presented as part of a plenary session on “Co-Benefits and Natural Capital” which was held on the second day of the forum (17th of September). That plenary session discussed the links between environmental and social benefits with carbon farming. Cissy spoke of the need for the market to recognise the importance of the benefits that carbon credits provide to First Nations communities when placing a value on Indigenous co-benefits.
As part of the Forum program, ICIN also had the opportunity to host a workshop on ‘Co-Benefits and Indigenous Carbon Markets’. The workshop was held on the second day of the forum, and was facilitated by ICIN Director, Cissy Gore-Birch. ICIN members Suzanne Thompson (YACHATDAC), ICIN Director Dean Yibarbuk (Warddeken Land Management) and Melissa Sinclair (APN Cape York) presented as part of the panel and spoke about the benefits that carbon farming has provided to their organisations and communities.
You can view videos of the plenary sessions on the Carbon Market Institute's website.