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As Finance Manager, develop clear financial strategies and lead the delivery of comprehensive financial management for a significant, established, and growing climate change solutions business.
As a member of the senior management team, be involved in management decision making, including financial planning and opportunity analysis.
Climate Friendly was established to tackle the climate challenge we are all facing, and we do this by focusing on regenerating land across Australia. It is natural that this focus on land has led us to forge connections with Australia’s Traditional Owners and first custodians of the lands we are working to regenerate, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Peoples. Building on our shared values and interest in carbon farming, we have made an important start on our reconciliation journey, partnering with more than eight Traditional Owner groups and developing eighteen carbon farming project agreements in Queensland over the past four years. This led us to develop our first Reconciliation Action Plan to reflect our commitment to meaningful reconciliation. We hope this journey will enable us to deepen our engagement with existing and new Traditional Owner partners, expanding the scope of possible collaborations. This will lead to both more enduring partnerships, and improved community and environmental outcomes for everyone involved. Our team are excited by the prospects and looking forward to sharing the reconciliation journey ahead for us with our partners and the broader carbon farming community.
CLIMATE FRIENDLY / REFLECT RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN
Work in a small team to drive sourcing and project management outcomes for existing and developing carbon farming projects. Initially, the role will focus on sourcing activities, with the role expanding into the management of existing clients and projects in the medium term.
Complete sales calls and gather information for first stage lead creation and establishing a project pipeline.
Manage a personal portfolio of projects.
Undertake regular fieldwork for sourcing and existing projects.
The position would suit someone with some sales experience or ability to be trained in sales. Excellent communication skills; experience in dealing with rural clients face to face in their environment and over the phone would be advantageous.
SOURCING / PROJECT MANAGER
A proposal by Bush Heritage Australia, the CSIRO and Climate Friendly to pilot a Landscape Management approach to carbon farming has secured $735,000 in funding under the QLD Government’s Land Restoration Fund.
The project aims to investigate how a range of active land management techniques, such as rotational grazing and ecological thinning of vegetation, can contribute to carbon sequestration, and unlock measurable environmental, social and economic benefits for landholders and rural communities.
CLIMATE FRIENDLY PARTNERS TO PILOT NEW APPROACH TO CARBON FARMING
The inaugural Wal Dunsdon Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to deserving young scholar and second-year University of Queensland veterinary technician student, Kobey Warren, by the Country Education Foundation of Paroo.
Climate Friendly is proud to co-sponsor this important initiative, which is building a future for the region by helping local students access agriculture-based tertiary education.
WAL DUNSDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
Climate Friendly is once again Australian-owned after completing a management buyout of its former majority shareholder. Founded in 2003, Climate Friendly was established to tackle the climate challenge. All of Climate Friendly’s activities over the last 15 years have been focused on achieving large scale impacts while delivering economic, social and environmental benefits. “As a ‘profit for purpose’ company, we measure our success by more than just our bottom line. Instead, we’re motivated by freedom and flexibility for carbon farmers, sustainability for the land, and a bright future for the next generation” says Freddy Sharpe, CEO and Director.
CLIMATE FRIENDLY TEAM COMPLETES MANAGEMENT BUY-OUT
In outback Queensland, a relatively new type of farming is taking off: Carbon Farming. It's helping farmers bring in cash even when drought hits, reports
ABC BREAKFAST NEWS
Josh Harris, Climate Friendly's Executive Manager of Operations and Finance, and Phil Eulo fromThe Budjiti Aboriginal Corporation have come together on the ABC News to explain how carbon farming helps regenerate native plants, traditional medicines and bush tucker.
INDIGENOUS GROUP LOOKS TO CARBON FARMING TO REGENERATE THE OUTBACK
Listen here to Climate Friendly's Head of Business Development & Risk, Skye Glenday, discussing the economics of carbon farming on The Money with Richard Aedy and a panel of experts.
RADIO NATIONAL - THE MONEY: THE MANY BRANCHES OF THE TREE ECONOMY
Climate Friendly promotes best practice, becoming a foundation signatory to the Carbon Industry Code of Conduct.
This voluntary code aims to promote market integrity, consumer protection and appropriate interaction with project stakeholders, including Native Title Holders, representative bodies, land managers and project owners.
FOUNDATION SIGNATORY TO CARBON INDUSTRY CODE OF CONDUCT
Over 7 million tonnes in carbon abatement delivered to help tackle climate change, ensure new income streams support farmers diversify and build landscape resilience in Australia’s land sector
On 6 October 2018, Climate Friendly celebrated 15 years in business and terrific carbon farming achievements, with a field day and gala night in Cunnamulla. Six thousand dollars was donated to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS), and a tertiary sustainable agriculture studies scholarship in the name of the late Wally Dunston was announced as part of the event.
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS IN BUSINESS
Congratulations to Robert Downie, one of our plantation forestry clients, for winning the Australian Forest Growers Association Tasmanian Tree Farmer of the Year. Robert describes how carbon credits have been a game-changer for his plantation management plan, creating a high-value additional revenue stream and enabling establishment of long-rotation plantations.
TASMANIAN TREE FARMER OF THE YEAR
A landmark carbon agreement between Climate Friendly, the Kullilli Bulloo River and Budjiti Aboriginal Corporations and land managers has protected over 440,000 hectares of land across 7 properties in Western Queensland. In return for their endorsement of the carbon projects the Kullilli Bulloo River and Budjiti Corporations receive a share of the carbon revenue, training and employment, reserved bush tucker areas and support for cultural heritage mapping. The agreement is the first of its kind on carbon sequestration projects under the Emissions Reductions Fund in Australia.
LANDMARK AGREEMENTS WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES ON CARBON FARMING
Farmers, like George Mack who grazes cattle on his property Moombidary in Southern Queensland, are contributing to large scale land management change. George implemented a management regime to control grazing and support native plant regeneration.
SECURING A NEW LONG-TERM FUTURE FOR FARMERS
“These regeneration projects are a great opportunity for farmers and landholders to increase the productivity of their land as well as providing a long-term income stream,” said Glenn McGrath, farm owner and former Year of the Farmer Ambassador.
SECOND INNINGS OF THE ERF AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR FARMERS LIKE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETER GLEN MCGRATH