Perth-based carbon farming company Carbon Neutral has become the first Australian carbon emissions reduction project to receive Gold Standard certification.
The certification, by the Geneva-based Gold Standard Foundation, recognises the project’s environmental, social and economic credentials.
Over the past eight years Carbon Neutral has established reforestation projects covering ten thousand hectares across Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, including properties in the shires of Morawa and Perenjori.
Company director Kent Broad said they measured carbon stored in trees to sell to private companies as carbon credits.
“We can sell to whoever wants to buy a carbon credit, who wants to offset their unavoidable emissions,” Mr Broad said.