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  • 1. What Does ECO Carbon Offsets Do?Information Supplied By ECO Carbon Offsets What Does ECO Carbon Offsets Do?By Noel McArdleECO has three main activities: Carbon Management Consultants: ECO Provides management consulting advice to businesses. We measure the size of their carbon footprint and assist in reducing the CO2 emissions of organisations. During the next year or so, companies along the supply chain, will be affected by the decision of their clients who are expected to increasingly choose to do business with only those suppliers who are carbon neutral – because their clients will not want to add to their own carbon footprint. We also show our clients how becoming carbon neutral can be cost neutral. Carbon Farming Advice to Landowners: ECO generates new cashflow opportunities for landowners and rural communities to assist them adjust to changing climatic and economic conditions, through the growing of native vegetation for carbon biosequestration purposes. ECO works with landowners to enable landowners plant Kyoto compliant native vegetation. ECO also attends to the legal and compliance requirements to enable the plantation to be registered as a separate property right on the Certificate of Title with the Land Titles Office. Broker: ECO is a Broker between Landowner and Emitter. “The landowner grows trees-we sell carbon offsets”In effect we bring together landowners, relevant specialists and sources of finance togrow trees which we turn into bio-carbon offsets through a robust process of planting,measurement, verification, registration, protection, management and audit.Outside these core delivery areas, we are working with the SA Government’sDepartment of Environment, Water and Natural resources (DEWNR) to establishreference sites in regional areas which landowners can use to understand the economic 1/3
  • 2. value of revegetating native trees on marginal land.Landowner Focused Tasks: Consulting: Assisting Landowners determine if their land is suitable for growing native vegetation for Carbon. 110 Years: To determine whether these Landowners are prepared to sign and register a Forest Property Agreement which secures the land for 110 years and protects the trees for at least this period so that a registered Carbon Offset can be offered to the Carbon emission market. Measurement: Measuring the likely Carbon sequestration tonnage from the site, Plantings: Ensuring the plantings are Kyoto compliant, Biodiversity: Planting biodiverse native vegetation which, in addition to meeting Kyoto compliance requirements, also achieves an outcome which results in the provision of native habitat corridors. Verification: Ongoing Carbon verification on a 3 yearly basis. Audit & Asset Register: Maintenance of an asset register to ensure that no tree is sold twice and to meet independent audit requirements forming part of an Emission Trading Scheme. Accreditation: Complying with ongoing accreditation requirements. Legals: Establishing Forest Property Agreement with Landowner and registering it with Land Titles Office,Emitter Focused Tasks Carbon Footprint Measurement: Measuring the quantum of Greenhouse Gasses emissions by businesses and assisting organisations reduce their emissions. Matching Emitters: Matching Carbon buyers (emitters of CO2e) who want to purchase tree-based offsets with carbon farmers who have grown suitable biosequestered offsets. Pricing: Negotiating pricing with emitters along with other matters. Sales: Establishing sales and legal contracts with the buyers. Carbon Asset Register: Establishing and maintaining a Carbon Audit Register (thereby ensuring carbon retirement and that the same tree is not sold twice) Audit & Compliance: Providing emitters with assurances in regard to audits; methodology and standards. Certification: Providing Carbon Offset certificates to emitters. Fire Insurance: Providing fire insurance cover for first 5 years. Reporting: Provide annual growing report to emitter clients for their internal records or Annual Reports. Single Point of Contact: For major emitters – one central contact point and not multiple Landowners. 2/3
  • 3. Becoming CARBON NEUTRAL Can Be COST NEUTRAL! Related articles Who Are ECO? (ecocarbonoffsets.com.au) Frequently Asked Questions (ecocarbonoffsets.com.au) Climate Change: Our View (ecocarbonoffsets.com.au) Earning Income from Carbon Farming (ecocarbonoffsets.com.au) Carbon Management | Carbon Emissions Reduction (ecocarbonoffsets.com.au) Eco Carbon Offsets We Measure Your Carbon Footprint & Provide Carbon Offsets Through Carbon Farming For More Info...Click Here... http://ecocarbonoffsets.com.au 3/3Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)