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Launch of Australian-first fund to boost voluntary carbon market in Australia and create rural jobs

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PRESS RELEASE

The Reducing Carbon Building Communities Fund will be launched at the Carbon Market Institute Summit in Melbourne tomorrow(Wednesday).

The Australian-first Fund will connect corporate Australia to Australian carbon farming projects with environmental, social and/or cultural values, including Indigenous savanna burning projects.

WHO:
  • Rowan Foley, who has founded the Fund, and other Indigenous rangers from Northern Australia
  • Dr Marcia Langton, Fund Board member, who has long called for recognition of traditional Indigenous land management
  • Lawyer Martijn Wilder AM, head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Environmental Markets and Climate Change practice, who is involved in the Fund’s establishment
WHEN: 12:20 pm, Wednesday May 2 (please arrive early if set up required)
The launch will be followed by a speech by Minister Frydenberg at the Summit.

WHERE: Carbon Market Institute’s 5th Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit at the MCG, Melbourne

  

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