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  • 33 Indigenous-owned and operated savanna fire management projects
  • Enabling improved Indigenous fire management over 18 million ha of north Australian savanna
  • Abating around 1.2 million tonnes a year, or 7.5 million tonnes of emissions since 2012*
  • 75% of carbon credits produced by the savanna fire emissions avoidance method are generated by Indigenous carbon businesses.
  • Around 7% of Australia’s total carbon credit units are produced by Indigenous carbon businesses (across all methods)
  • 4 Indigenous-owned vegetation (HIR) projects
  • Indigenous organisations report an increase in their capacity to care for country, culture and communities as a result of their engagement in the carbon industry.
  • Provides hundreds of jobs on country for Indigenous land managers
  • Generating social, cultural and environmental benefits of global significance 
  • Indigenous carbon credits attract a significant premium above the normal market price in recognition of these benefits.
  • Today the Indigenous carbon industry is estimated to be valued at around $50 million per annum**

* Source: Clean Energy Regulator Project Register, March 26 2021

** Based on current production at current spot price $35/tonne plus estimated 20% premium (Market Advisory Group)

This information is an estimate only based on published market information and should not be interpreted as financial advice

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