The Wentworth Group welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the independent review of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs).
The Wentworth Groups supports the carbon market and the role of the land sector in providing opportunities for carbon sequestration. If planned wisely, carbon farming presents an unprecedented economic opportunity to address a range of major environmental challenges confronting Australia. This includes helping to repair degraded landscapes, restore river corridors, improve the condition of our agricultural soils, and conserve Australia’s biodiversity.
We put forward eight principles with recommendations for interpreting and applying the offset integrity standards in a way that is transparent and credible, to help address the integrity issues raised. The scope of these recommendations is aimed specifically at land-sector methods.
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists