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Alongside implementing reduction solutions, Tapio guides companies in selecting the highest quality carbon sequestration projects in line with their carbon budget and values.
Technology: RE + Australian Biodiversity Unit (ABU)
Price: 17.28 EUR/t CO2
Our unique EcoAustralia product provides the opportunity to support the regeneration and preservation of Australia’s biodiversity and measurably address global climate change, at the same time. Each EcoAustralia credit consists of one Australian Biodiversity Unit, equal to 1.5m2 of government-accredited, permanently protected Australian vegetation, bundled with 1 tonne of avoided greenhouse gas emissions from a Gold Standard certified project. The Australia Biodiversity Unit supports the Mount Sandy Conservation project, which is located on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The project covers the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people, Traditional Custodians of the Coorong – and is a rare pocket of intact native vegetation in the region. The project brings together indigenous and non-indigenous communities of Australia by promoting traditional land management for biodiversity conservation.
In Australia, land clearing and degradation as well as more frequent extreme weather events, such as heavy rainfall and soaring temperatures, pose huge threats to the country’s unique wildlife. Globally, levels of planet-warming gases will continue to rise, particularly in countries that don’t have the capacity or finance to transition to a more sustainable future.
The Mount Sandy project permanently protects a regionally and culturally important pocket of biodiversity-rich land in partnership with its Traditional Owners. Local birds, animals and plants flourish undisturbed, while native plants for revegetation are supplied by the local nursery at Raukkan Aboriginal Community, a self-governed Indigenous community 50 kilometres northwest of the project site. Raukkan community members are also employed for onsite works including vegetation monitoring and mapping, fencing, and pest and weed control. By supporting EcoAustralia, Australia's unique heritage and vegetation are protected for generations to come; while certified emission reductions are helping to slow the climate crisis and create a circular economy.