John Connor, the CEO of the Carbon Market Institute said that farms like the Olsens were paving the way forward to a sustainable future and represented just the “tip of the iceberg” when it came to carbon farming projects in Australia.
“These case studies highlight the significant employment and environmental benefits that come from carbon farming projects, as well as the climate benefits that flow from sequestering carbon through agricultural activities and land management,” Mr Connor said.
“There’s been a decade of successful carbon farming in Australia and these stories are just the tip of the iceberg.”
“Almost 1000 projects have been developed so far and thousands more can be delivered that will bring real benefits to regional Australia and the global climate,” he said.
“With the right policies, and a laser-like focus on integrity, our carbon farming industry can become a major exporter of carbon reduction credits and expertise to a world increasingly demanding them.”
Watch Niels Olsen talk about their innovative farming techniques in the Carbon Market Institute video here.