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TEM-Managed: Native Forest Regeneration

Located in Queensland, TEM’s carbon farming projects involve the regeneration of native vegetation by ending land clearing, sustainably managing grazing and controlling pest animals.

Project Type

Native Forest Regeneration

Carbon Standard

Australian Government Emissions Reductions Fund

Unit Type

ACCU (Australian Carbon Credit Units)

Methodology

Carbon Farming Initiative (Human-Induced Regeneration of a Permanent Even-Aged Native Forest)

Project ID

ERF170837, ERF169305, ERF171278, ERF166012 and ERF166168

Vintage

2023+

Why support this project?

Located in the Mulga lands bioregion of southwest Queensland, TEM’s human-induced regeneration (HIR) projects are located on properties comprising state, local or regional biodiversity significance. These projects involve the regeneration of native vegetation through changes in land management practices. This includes ending vegetation clearing, sustainably managing grazing and controlling pest animals such as feral goats and pigs. Land clearing and grazing by livestock impacts vegetation by stunting growth, causing direct tree death, preventing the recruitment of trees and shrubs, as well as removing ground cover such as native grasses. These impacts significantly reduce the capacity of vegetation to store carbon.

By removing these pressures and changing land management practices, carbon sequestration across the project area is maximised. In addition, these actions can also improve the condition of environmental values, such as threatened ecosystems, wetlands, and habitat for native wildlife. For TEM’s carbon farming projects, vegetation is also protected under a permanence period of 100 years. Developing projects with a 100-year permanence period ensures the carbon sequestered is permanent, and that the ecosystems restored and habitat established are conserved over the long term.

Who we work with

This is a TEM-managed project. We work directly with land holders to manage, measure and deliver carbon credits from five properties.

What sets TEM’s Native Forest Regeneration Projects apart?

TEM-managed HIR projects involve the implementation of multiple eligible activities, rather than a single activity. Activities are selected on the basis that they are necessary to stop the suppression of native regrowth. TEM’s projects typically include a combination of the following activities: 

  • permanently ceasing mechanical or chemical destruction, or suppression, of regrowth;  
  • management of the timing and the extent of grazing; and
  • humanely managing pest animals (such as goats or pigs). 

TEM’s HIR projects are developed in areas subject to historical vegetation clearing and suppression of regrowth. Carbon Estimation Areas (CEAs) do not include pre-existing mature woody vegetation. 

Further, all TEM HIR projects are subject to a 100-year permanence period, rather than 25 years. This means the carbon stored in a project must be maintained for 100 years, and sequestration is regarded as permanent. 

Project Location

Southwest Queensland – Mulga Lands Bioregion. Approximately 550 km inland from Brisbane.

Real and Lasting Impact:

Permanence: HIR project activities must generate permanent removals of GHG emissions. This requires that the carbon sequestered and stored in regenerated biomass will not be released due to unmitigated risk factors including wildfire, extreme weather events, over-grazing and feral animal proliferation. TEM’s HIR projects take extensive action to mitigate risks to the permanence of GHG emissions removals and are subject to a permanence period of 100 years.  

Additionality: A project is additional if the GHG emissions removals would not occur without the implementation of the project activities. HIR projects take place on land where native forest growth has been suppressed for at least 10 years prior to the commencement of project activities (the baseline period). HIR projects should demonstrate that land management changes, including the immediate cessation of native forest clearing, would not have occurred without the intervention of the HIR project. Furthermore, HIR projects should demonstrate to the regulator that land management changes are not required by Local, State or Federal Law.  

Leakage: In the context of HIR projects, leakage refers to the risk that the commencement of HIR project activities in a Carbon Estimation Area (CEA) leads to a measurable decline in forest cover and emissions increases outside the CEA. TEM manages the entire property (CEAs and non-CEAs) with the intention to conserve and protect environmental values. Grazing across the entire property is being managed through sustainable grazing practices, significantly reducing the risk of leakage at the property level

SDGs: The project meets the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

value

$57.00/Tonne of CO2e

Tonne of CO2e

16950 in stock

Where does my money go?

Your purchase goes to the procurement of fully verified and independently audited carbon offset projects. TEM’s operational, due-diligence, risk management and marketing costs are also included in the list price. By purchasing from these projects, you are mobilising capital to support the project’s ongoing operations and benefits, alongside of ensuring measurable emissions reductions and avoidance.

What goes into pricing TEM's offsets on this site?

You may find a difference between the cost of projects listed on this site and the average prices listed on the wholesale carbon market/s. That’s because TEM offers projects where we have gone the extra mile to ensure their integrity and deliver you the end-to-end service that others won’t. Our pricing is fully inclusive of the end-to-end services to ensure integrity, including:

  • The cost to source, deliver and/or procure projects – Sourcing, purchasing and holding carbon units.
  • TEM’s proprietary due diligence and risk management for each project – Put simply, we do the work to limit the chance that you will support a project that doesn’t deliver measurable and long-term carbon abatement.
  • Our retirement process – Following each purchase, every carbon offset purchased on this site can be transparently traced to a retired carbon unit listed on an independent registry.
    What will I receive with my purchase?

    Once we’ve received your payment, we will:

    • Send you content and copy relating to the projects you’re supporting. Expect this within 1x business day of your purchase!
    • Add your company to our customer page. This will show: the projects you have supported and the volume of offsets per project. We won’t share any financial info.
    • Customers who choose to receive a company-specific retirement certificate will receive a certificate post-payment. You will receive an email once your order is placed to confirm retirement copy for your certificate. If you DO NOT require a company-specific retirement certificate, evidence of retirement will be added to your profile on this website within a month from payment. The cost for a company-specific retirement certificate = $100 per project. Adding this to your cart will refresh the page, so please wait a few seconds if you do select “Yes” for the cart to refresh. Note: you will need individual retirement for Climate Active and other certification purposes.

    • We will then send you evidence of that retirement, which includes: the listing on each registry that relates to the offsets you have purchased, a TEM-branded retirement certificate, and a link to the customer page (point 2 above).

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