Annual Information Statement 2017
Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund Ltd
Section A: Charity Information
Other names charity is known by (such as trading name):
- Carbon Positive Australia
- Plant Trees Australia
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
CNCF has now been operating for 10 years. The company reported an operating surplus of $40,317 for the year (2016: $117,745). This surplus will be allocated to contract payments for 2017 and 2018 tree planting programs.CNCF principal activities are:i)Management of revegetation projects as a viable abatement option to achieve co-benefits of carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation and natural resource managementii)Production and sale of biodiverse reforestation offset productsiii)Education - Raising community awareness and providing web-based resources to enable businesses and households to reduce energy consumption and offset emissionsCNCF is registered with ACNC, the Register of Environmental Organisations and holds a Collections Licence with the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Consumer Protection.Our major rural project for 2017 was an 80-hectare Eucalypt woodland system restoration planting at Badgebup, east of Katanning. This 404-hectare former cropping/grazing property was purchased by CNCF in 2010, with an initial 143 hectares planted in 2010 and 2011. Following release of our 2014-15 biodiversity survey, Biodiversity Works - The Hill View Story, as a resource kit to high school biology teachers, the biodiversity monitoring program continued in 2017 under a PhD Doctorate research partnership with Murdoch University and a camera trapping exercise. We were delighted to record mallee fowl in the revegetated land. We also installed cameras at Yarraweyah Falls and recorded honey possums and birds in the 4-year-old planting. Bird species captured on camera included Australian Ringneck, Brown Falcon, Red-capped parrot, Tawney Frogmouth, White-faced Heron and Willie Wagtail.On the global front, there was some incremental progress, from the COP23 in Bonn with 49 countries having already peaked their emissions and a new coalition of countries pledged to phase out the burning of coal by 2030. And despite the Trump administration's stated intention to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement, American businesses, cities and states showed up to give a full endorsement of climate action.Australias climate and energy policy remains in limbo, however there is a growing realisation that healthy landscapes can store vast amounts of carbon. Carbon farming on a large-scale will repair degraded land and conserve our biodiversity and offset a significant percentage of Australias current annual greenhouse gas emissions every year.
General community in Australia
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 0
- Part time employees: 3
- Casual employees: 1
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 2
- Estimated number of volunteers: 0
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017
Type of financial statement:
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Comprehensive Income Statement summary
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Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Section E: Annual report
Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?