NGIS is engaged in issues that strive to make the world more sustainable
We care about making a positive impact in the world. We use software and data to tackle issues such as sustainable development, biodiversity and conservation, preservation of Indigenous rights and interests, climate change and disaster risk reduction.
Our projects demonstrate this impact and that is something we are proud of, and NGIS has set ambitious goals to continue this good work into the future.
In 2021, the NGIS Group (NGIS, Liveli, EO Data Science, Winyama) purchased Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Offsets from Carbon Neutral – these help to remove CO2 from the atmosphere every day and restore our environment. Our contribution enhances our shared natural capital with habitat restoration and land conservation and brings social and economic benefits.
What is the Carbon Neutral?
assists organisations to measure, reduce and offset carbon emissions. It is Australia’s leading biodiverse reforestation ‘carbon sink’ developer. To date, over 30 million mixed native species trees and shrubs have been planted in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. Carbon Neutral is in the process of restoring 13,500 hectares of rural landscapes.
Where does the NGIS Group contribution to Carbon Neutral go – specifically?
We are pleased that our contribution benefits our own backyard here in Western Australia through the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor
plantings that are located in the northern wheatbelt of Southwestern Australia. The region has an exceptionally high number of plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. It has been identified as one of 36 global biodiversity hotspots for wildlife and plants, and the first one identified in Australia.
The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor
was once an area of vibrant woodlands. But since the arrival of Europeans in the early 1900s years ago, approximately 97% of the vegetation has been cleared for traditional farming practices.
How are the carbon credits quantified?
Carbon measurements and projections are independently verified by a qualified third party. This ensures that 1 carbon credit = 1 tonne carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2
The Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Offset planting sites will, conservatively, sequester 120-180 tonnes of CO2
-e per hectare over 50 years. To project how much CO2
the trees will sequester (both above and below ground) at a given location over 50 years, scientifically developed allometrics have been applied. This methodology is in line with Gold Standard Foundations’ Land Use and Forests (LUF) framework. The Biodiverse Reforestation Carbon Offset projects are not registered under a formal certification framework.
OUR INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS
NGIS and its brands are deeply committed to sustainability, particularly using geospatial technologies to answer and resolve previously unresolvable global issues.
We approach our sustainability projects with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind and do what we can to invest in empowering others, particularly minority groups, to learn and deploy geospatial technology solutions to better serve their communities and interests.