This is an opportunity to participate in a seminar workshop aimed at creating a new understanding of the risks and opportunities available to councils from the Carbon Farming Initiative.
Discover the opportunity for your council
Following the passing of the federal CFI legislation into common law on the 8th of December 2011, some councils have seen and taken the great potential of extracting value out of the CFI, while others are missing the opportunity.
Carbon Training International in association with Octopi have developed this CFI 101 Seminar in dialogue with councils to understand their key strategic issues, and build knowledge and capacity in them for maximising CFI opportunities across Australia.
- Understanding what CFI really means for your council
- Creating a compelling value proposition by the use of CFI
- Developing a low-cost high value proposition for councils and or corporate partners
- Accessing a genuine benefit in the decision-maker role
- Determining how to get the maximum number of opportunities with minimum risk
- How to leverage your networks
- What projects to focus on for short-term runs on the board and whether sponsored projects could develop into long-term partnerships
Following this Seminar you will understand the risks and opportunities between the CFI rules and consequent markets, as well as how this may effect your council’s sites such as landfills.
This one day Seminar is delivered right to your council door-step – in-house at your council – where it outlines the Carbon Farming Engagement process and what it takes to extract the most value from it as is relevant for your council.
- Provide opportunities for knowledge sharing between parties identifying opportunities for collaboration in engaging with stakeholders.
- Increased capacity to successfully engage with the corporate and government sector in partnerships that:
- Improve cash flow
- Encourage in-kind support
- Build on and complement investments
- Certified/accredited course materials
- Sample templates
- Sample contract template
- Fact sheets
- Case Study overviews
- On-line discussion forums
- Mentoring and support
SEMINAR Structure – 11 elements
- Aligning your Council’s Environemental and Business Strategies to ‘market mechanisms’ for commercial gain
- Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency Opportunities
- How does the CFI work
- Why participate in the CFI
- Commercial outcomes and environmental outcomes
- Local government leadership
- CFI projects relevant to Local Council
- Asset Management Plan
- New income streams (ACCUs, RECs, ESCs)
- Cost Reduction
- Funding initiatives (Grants, subsidies, co‐investment)
- Environmental Plan
- 2020 emissions reduction target
- Carbon Neutral / Offset
- Waste reduction
- What would happen under a Federal Coalition Government?
- Could policy change under the current Labor Government?
- Operational Risks (implementation, operation (MVR) & crediting)
- Market Risks (ACCU price)
- EUETS Linking
- California ETS
- Community engagement & support
- Waste reduction (reducing community landfill)
- CFI Grants
- CFI Project Identification
- Project Feasibility Assessments
Robert Nicholls : is a market economist and experienced business strategist with a great depth of industry and technical experience.
Rob has an extensive working knowledge of the domestic and international carbon marketplace, policy settings, regulatory frameworks and response settings that are part of the climate change business system.
Note: Rob will be available for live webinars and video link on request.
Abe Robertson: as Director of Octopi develops carbon projects including onsite feasibility studies, project registration and carbon credit generation and carbon financing under the Carbon Farming Initiative Clean Development Mechanism or alternate carbon standard. He also drafts methodologies to create ‘white certificates’ for energy savings in New South Wales and Victoria.