Confidently communicating without greenwashing – final ACCC environmental claims guidelines
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by Mione Collins
2w ago
Research shows businesses often find communicating about their environmental impact challenging and can be fearful of communicating about their genuinely positive sustainability initiatives in case they’re perceived as greenwashing. Some are even practicing ‘greenhushing’. To help Australian businesses with this, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released ‘Making environmental claims – a guide for business’. This follows draft guidance issued in July. The guidance is designed to help businesses provide clear, accurate and trustworthy information to consume ..read more
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Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM) leads the way for Australian carbon industry via industry-first partnership with carbon data provider, Sylvera 
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
3w ago
In a first for the Australian carbon industry, TEM, Australia’s largest provider of voluntary Australian carbon credits, has partnered with leading carbon data provider, Sylvera, to bolster TEM’s robust due diligence process. This will help ensure TEM continues to invest in and sell the highest quality carbon projects.  Customers using TEM’s digital carbon credit marketplace – TEM Online – will also have access to Sylvera’s ratings, data, and insights about impact, such as co-benefits, via the platform. TEM Online is TEM’s online platform where customers can transparently purchase carbon ..read more
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COP28 explained: what it means for your business in 2024
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
1M ago
With COP28 now behind us, what does it mean for the carbon market and your business in 2024? Here TEM’s David Tow, Bjorn Everts and Georgia Cox unpack the top 3 key outcomes and key developments, and what lies ahead for climate action in 2024 following COP. The recent COP28 international climate conference, held in Dubai, which TEM’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific, David Tow, and Head of Carbon Solutions, Bjorn Everts, attended, had many working in carbon markets on the edge of our seats. One of the major outcomes of the conference was a global agreement to transition away from fossil fuels i ..read more
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A look back on the Australian carbon market in 2023
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
2M ago
With the end of the year almost here, TEM’s Head of Carbon Solutions, Bjorn Everts, shares some key insights on the year that was for the Australian carbon market. The Australian carbon credit market has witnessed a transformative journey in 2023, characterised by a blend of regulatory changes, increased methodological scrutiny alongside and overall increase in    and broadening participation from a diverse range of sectors. Rising ACCU demand and regulatory changes The evolution of Australia’s carbon market in 2023 has been primarily driven by the implementation of the Safeguard Mec ..read more
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What’s in store for COP28?
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
3M ago
In the lead up to attending the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), TEM’s Head of Carbon Solutions, Bjorn Everts, shares a plain English guide to what the conference is about, why it is important and what the key outcomes of the conference are expected to be in relation to carbon markets. What is COP28? COP28 is the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This year it is held in Dubai’s Expo City. The event will host more than 140 heads of state and government leaders and over 80,000 delegates. COP28 occurs at a critical moment, with the pa ..read more
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Supporting an Indigenous Voice to Parliament
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
5M ago
At TEM, we’re proud to support the Voice to Parliament, a crucial step towards reconciliation for First Nations people. This is part of our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and environmental sustainability and social responsibility, which is the heart of everything we do. Supporting Australia’s First Nations people is embedded within our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and our broader business, as well as our partnership with Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) and support of Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (KKT). We work with ALFA to give companies the opportunity to invest into First Nations carbo ..read more
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Communicating environmental claims with confidence: new ACCC draft greenwashing guidelines
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by Mione Collins
7M ago
It’s hard to miss the ongoing headlines about greenwashing, which have led to some businesses being fearful of communicating about their genuinely positive sustainability initiatives in case they’re perceived as greenwashing. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released new ‘Environmental and sustainability claims – Draft guidance for business’ to help businesses provide clear, accurate and trustworthy information to consumers about their environmental performance. In case you haven’t had time to read it yet, here TEM’s Head of Marketing & Corporate Affa ..read more
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New TEM e-cookstove project utilises innovative Australian technology to improve environmental and health issues in Laos
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
7M ago
Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM), Asia-Pacific’s largest carbon offset provider, has today announced the start of a new pilot carbon offsetting project that utilises cutting-edge e-cookstove technology to help improve health and environmental issues in Laos. The TEM-developed project uses new e-cookstove technology from Australian company, ATEC, that produces data-verified, Gold Standard carbon credits. These e-cookstoves allow for high integrity, real-time monitoring of customer usage data via an inbuilt SIM card. This ensures accuracy and the highest integrity in calculating carbon credits ..read more
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New VCMI Code of Practice: a quick snapshot
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
7M ago
The Voluntary Carbon Market Initiative (VCMI) recently launched their Claims Code of Practice: new guidance to support companies in making credible voluntary use of carbon offsets as an important pillar in their decarbonisation strategy. Don’t have time to read the whole Code? TEM’s carbon market experts unpack what it means for you here.   What is the Claims Code? The Claims Code acts as a guide for corporates seeking to make credible use of carbon credits in their decarbonisation strategies and receive recognition in the form of a VCMI claim. It is designed to equip companies with ..read more
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Respectful Indigenous engagement on carbon projects – what does it look like in practice?
Tasman Environmental Markets Blog
by TEM
8M ago
Traditional landowners and Indigenous communities should be at the centre of nature-based carbon avoidance and removal projects. So what does this Indigenous engagement look like in practice? TEM’s Climate Positive Team is currently working with traditional communities and landowners in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Laos. Here David Tow, Managing Director, TEM Asia Pacific, writes about TEM’s approach, including how we engage local communities in Papua New Guinea. At TEM, we recognise that traditional landowners and Indigenous communities should be at the centre of the planning, desig ..read more
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