Find out more about the background behind Carbon Landscapes, our vision, purpose and principle we aspire to, who we are, the standards we set, as well as further information on our amazing partners.
Australia's landscapes are more resilient and adaptive to climate change through the integration of private, government and corporate investment, evidence-based decision making by researchers and the partnerships between our farmers, community groups and partner organisations.
Providing additional benefits, such as creating habitat, are one of many co-benefits being delivered by Carbon Landscapes.
Principles help define an organisation and are essentially underpin what they stand for. Carbon Landscapes has a number of key principles that ensures all of our activities are aligned to meeting our purpose and that helps Carbon Landscapes achieve its vision. Read more on our key principles below.
All projects need to address other environmental outcomes
Carbon Landscapes plans, designs and implements projects that achieve other environmental outcomes such as improving river health, establishing strategic wildlife corridors and creating refugia for wildlife, as well as many other environmental objectives.
All projects need to address adaptation to climate change, not just carbon sequestration
We invest in projects that mitigate against climate change through carbon sequestration but also make our landscapes more resilient and adaptable to climate change. Examples include strategic revegetation such as biolinks and buffering remnant areas of vegetation to link and increase existing habitat so that our native wildlife can move across the landscape. This is important as our climate changes as well for frequent events such as bushfires occur.
All projects will consult with local experts, community groups and indigenous groups and use their knowledge in all projects
We believe in seeking local solutions to landscape scale problems. We will rely on the local knowledge of private landholders, public land managers, traditional owners and community groups such as Landcare for local expertise. We will always use the best available local information to plan, design, implement, manage and monitor our projects.
All projects need to ensure that current best management practices are applied
Ensuring that our projects meet current best management practices is important to Carbon Landscapes. We pride ourselves that we are using the best available information to plan, design, implement, manage and monitor our projects. To ensure that we meet current best management practices we refer to the state’s Revegetation Planting Standards, use NatureKit and local GIS expertise to plan our projects and work in partnership with Seeding Victoria to ensure native seed is appropriately sourced. For further information on our best management practices, please click here.
All projects will have appropriate monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements incorporated into their design
Carbon Landscapes will partner with some of Australia’s leading research institutions to ensure research, and the learnings from it, guide our work. We will continue to co-invest with researchers and continually learn and share our findings to enable others to also acquire this knowledge.
All projects have to be tracked by those who invest in them
We ensure that those that support our activities can monitor their support through receiving regular updates, opportunities to be involved in hands on experiences related to their projects through tree planting, fauna surveys and other associated activities. Carbon Landscapes is also developing our innovative ways people can observe the progress of the projects that they support.
Bird species like the Eastern Yellow Robin benefit from revegetation that has a diversity of plant species and variety of layers, including trees, shrubs and groundcovers.
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In the spirit of reconciliation Carbon Landscapes acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.