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National Indigenous Carbon Forum

National Indigenous Carbon Forum 2023

The 2nd National Indigenous Carbon Forum will be held in Brisbane QLD on May 9-11, 2023. 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 in Brisbane 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. 

There are currently 35 Indigenous-owned savanna fire management projects, as well as several Indigenous-owned human-induced regeneration (HIR) carbon projects registered in Australia through the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund.

“Indigenous-owned carbon projects across northern Australia are making a huge difference to our lives through creating jobs and supporting opportunities for Indigenous people to care for country. We want to give Indigenous groups interested in becoming involved in the carbon industry the chance to meet with those already working in this space - so we can all share stories, information and experiences." - Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation Director and ICIN Co-Chair Cissy Gore-Birch

Purpose: To provide a focus for discussions and knowledge sharing about the Indigenous carbon industry, carbon market updates, putting a spotlight on Indigenous rights and interests in carbon as well as explore emerging opportunities for Indigenous land and sea managers through new carbon accounting methods.

The event will take the following format:

Day 1 - Indigenous only

Limited to First Nations people, ICIN member organisations and Indigenous organisations in person only, providing a safe space for discussion of issues facing Indigenous landholders in the carbon industry and the Indigenous carbon industry as a whole.

Day 2 - Plenary 

Showcasing Indigenous carbon projects and facilitating important discussions with the corporate sector and governments about key policy issues impacting the industry.

Day 3 - Workshops 

Focused workshops on specific issues, as well as opportunities for networking and relationship-building, a key focus of the ICIN.

Expected attendance: 500 people

Enquiries: Contact ICIN