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The market for Australian Carbon Credit Units has been thriving, but recent developments have thrust it into the spotlight – which may not be a bad thing.
Biodiversity, flower, bees
A product of the Environment Act 2021, biodiversity net gain credits are the latest in a line of natural capital benefits to which governments have attached a monetary value.
Pollination’s strategic partnership with ANZ Group, seen in the light of efforts to speed up closure of coal-fired power generation in Australia, shows natural capital is gaining momentum as a standalone asset class.
Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund will expand the number of projects eligible to generate Australian carbon credit units by adding options for plantation forestry.
A new research project in Australia aims to quantify the benefits of investing in natural capital, with hopes that it can shape farming practices for generations to come.
Timber, forest
Brazilian GP’s partnership with The Nature Conservancy will seek to ‘maintain or enhance financial performance’ across 530,000 acres of existing assets.
agriculture, solar
The energy transition-focused manager has closed its fourth fund on €670m, with the adaptation of agriculture to climate change part of its strategy.
Farmer hand holding a baby plant, farm
The vehicle will invest in 10 venture capital funds across food and ag, production and mobility in North America, Europe and Asia.
The British fund manager anticipates strong interest in the vehicle, which will combine returns from commercial forestry, carbon credits and asset appreciation.
Carrot growing in soil
The firm, one of the first VC firms to focus on Australian agtech, exceeded its fundraising target of A$30m for its inaugural vehicle.
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