Carbon offset portfolio

CSU's Carbon Offset portfolio includes the following sustainability projects:

2017 Projects

2017 Carbon Footprint:  49,964 tonnes CO2-equivalent

(620 tonnes CO2-equivalent surplus carried forward from 2016 and 1,656 tonnes CO2-equivalent carried forward to 2018)

Please see the Public Disclosure Summary for more information

Project name: Arnhem Land indigenous Savannah fire management Projects (various)

Location: Australia

Description:

The Yirralka Rangers (hosted by Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation) operate the NEALFA project in north east Arnhem Land within the Laynhapuy Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The NEALFA project uses both aerial prescribed burning (incendiary pellets dropped from helicopters) and ground burning during the early dry season to reduce fuel loads and establish a mosaic of cool burns around and within the project area. The NEALFA project was registered by ALFA (NT) Limited in 2016.

ALFA (NT) Limited, is a not-for-profit company owned exclusively by Aboriginal people with custodial responsibility for those parts of Arnhem Land under active bushfire management. The company was created by Landowners and the Indigenous ranger groups operating the fire projects in Arnhem Land to support Indigenous land management with funding generated through the sale of Australian Carbon Credit Units. The purchase of ALFA generated ACCUs supports Aboriginal people in returning to, remaining on and managing their country, the protection of biodiversity, the preservation and transfer of knowledge, the maintenance of Aboriginal languages and the wellbeing of traditional custodians.

Offset: 5,000 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Aboriginal Carbon Fund - Savannah Burning

Project name: Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project

Location: Indonesia

Description:  

The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project, an initiative by InfiniteEARTH, aims to reduce Indonesia’s emissions by preserving some 64,000 hectares of tropical peat swamp forest. This area, rich in biodiversity including the endangered Bornean orangutan, was slated by the Provincial government to be converted into four palm oil estates. Located on the southern coast of Borneo in the province of Central Kalimantan, the project is also designed to protect the integrity of the adjacent world-renowned Tanjung Puting National Park, by creating a physical buffer zone on the full extent of the ~90km eastern border of the park.

Offset: 4,000 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Rimba Raya - What We Do from Infinite Earth on Vimeo.

Project name: CO2 Australia Creating a Better Climate Project (Reforestation)

Location: Australia

Description: Extensive plantings of native eucalypt tree species have progressively been established by CO2 Australia through central New South Wales across the past decade. Plantings include tree belts integrated into existing farming operations, and larger consolidated plantings delivering larger scale abatement outcomes.  Species have been selected for drought, disease and fire tolerance, with mallee eucalypts favoured for many project locations. For some projects, revenue share arrangements have been negotiated with landholders, so that proceeds from carbon sales flow back to landholders. Revegetation in what are otherwise heavily cleared landscapes delivers a number of biodiversity and environmental co-benefits, as well as helping to promote the uptake of carbon projects and tree planting by local landholders

Offset: 1,000 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Project name: Household Biogas plants

Location: Rural areas of Maharashtra, India

Description: This project aims to replace commonly used inefficient wood fired mud stoves technology, with clean, sustainable and efficient bio gas. This project provides improvements to water and air quality, improves the quality of life for women in community previously tasked with timber collection and fuelling wood stoves as well as providing a sterile fertiliser as a useful by-product. The purpose of the project activity is to bundle 10414 plants installed in rural areas of Maharashtra of varying capacities – 2m3, 3m3, 4m3 and 6m3.

Offset: 4,000 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Project name: Grid connected Solar Power Plants

Location: India

Description:  

The proposed grouped project activity is a step towards supporting the implementation and installation of grid connected renewable energy power plants in India. The implementation of grouped project activity ensures energy security, diversification of the grid generation mix and sustainable growth of the electricity generation sector in India. The main goal of grouped project activity is to implement renewable energy projects in the country and the significant importance of revenues from sale of Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) to achieve this goal forms the basis of the implementation of this grouped project activity.  The grouped project activity will support the development of new grid-connected renewable energy power plants in India and will cover the solar energy technologies. It seeks to enable investment in large and small grid connected plants that export their generated output to the regional / national electricity grid in India. The implementation of these technologies currently faces various technological, institutional and financial barriers.

Offset: 20,000 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Project name: Maharashtra Power Plants (199.7MW Wind)

Location: India

Description:  

The main purpose of this project activity is to generate clean form of electricity through renewable wind energy source. Bothe Windfarm Development Pvt. Ltd. is the promoter of the proposed project activity. The Project activity envisages implementation of 40 WTGs of individual capacity 2 MW each and 57 WTGs of individual capacity 2.1 MW each in Maharashtra state of India. The total project capacity is 199.7 MW.

Offset: 17,000 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Previous Carbon Offsets

YEARPROJECTLOCATIONLINK
2016CO2 Australia Creating a Better Climate Project (Reforestation)NSWMore Information
2016Guohua Wulate Zhongqi Chuanjing Phase II Wind Farm ProjectCHINAMore Information
2016Household Biogas PlantsINDIAMore Information
TOTAL OFFSETS RETIRED 2016 tonnes CO2-equivalent - 47,541
(620 surplus for 2017)
2015CO2 Australia Creating a Better Climate Program – Reforestation in the historically cleared farmlands of NSWNSWMore Information
2015Wulabo Wind-Farm Project – Wind generated energyCHINAMore Information
2015Hebei Chengde Weichang Yudaokou Pasture 150 MW Wind Farm ProjectCHINAMore Information
201510.9 MW Bundled Solar Power Project INDIAMore Information
TOTAL OFFSETS RETIRED 2015 tonnes CO2-equivalent - 46,103
(36 surplus for 2016)