The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to realise economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits that the ownership and management of land, water and water related rights can bring.
The ILSC works with Indigenous landowners, the Australian Government and industry to maximise opportunities for Indigenous people in the emerging carbon and environmental economy, including the design and implementation of new projects, influencing policy, and enabling research and development. The ILC has significant capacity and actively engages with the ERF to enable Indigenous landholder participation by doing the following:
• Providing significant financial and in-kind support to ERF method development, including methods for carbon abatement through controlled savanna burning, biosequestration, and conservation grazing;
• Actively engaging in the development of new methods and other Government frameworks and processes;
• Delivering a major carbon offset project in the NT that is supporting the development of new Savanna carbon projects;
• Undertaking the first Indigenous carbon credit-generating project at Fish River in the NT, the Fish River Fire Project, with almost 70,000 credits sold and achieving significant co-benefits
• Undertaking the Merepah Fire Project, which applies the savanna burning method on an operating cattle station on Cape York with over 30,000 ACCUs sold to date;
• Sharing the lessons learnt from establishing the Fish River Fire Project and Merepah Fire Project and supporting other Indigenous organisations to engage with earn and sell carbon credits, including the Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) Project, the North Kimberley Fire Abatement Project and assisting various Indigenous landholders on Cape York,
• Considering other options for carbon demonstration projects in different landscapes and contexts
• Providing leadership amongst Indigenous stakeholders to contribute to policy development in this area.