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MEDIA RELEASE 16 August

Australian Qantas Wallabies tackle carbon
The Qantas Wallabies have teamed up with Carbon Trade Exchange to purchase carbon credits that will offset the players' carbon footprints as well as emissions generated at the first match of the Bledisloe Cup series, to be played in Sydney on 18 August.

Spectators' transport to and from the venue, the waste produced at the event, the electricity used and much more will be offset by the credits purchased on the Carbon Trade Exchange platform.

The number of carbon credits required to offset the first match of the Bledisloe will be calculated at its conclusion by Pangolin Associates, an independent energy auditing company. The credits the Qantas Wallabies are purchasing on the Carbon Trade Exchange platform are generated from a forestry project in Australia and also from an energy efficiency project based in New Zealand.

Founder and Chairman of the Carbon Trade Exchange, Wayne Sharpe, said the Carbon Trade Exchange was proud to be working with the Qantas Wallabies on this green initiative.

"Carbon Trade Exchange has provided the Qantas Wallabies with the tools for tackling climate change through direct voluntary action and they've run with it.

‘We hope people realise this is not just a job for the professionals; Government, business and the community all need to take action on climate change and hopefully this green step forward by the Qantas Wallabies will encourage individuals and businesses to find out more about how they can reach their own green goal" Sharpe said.

ARU Managing Director and CEO, John O'Neill AO, welcomed the new partnership and said he was pleased Carbon Trade Exchange chose to increase its association with Rugby.

"Last year was the first time ARU and the Carbon Trade Exchange had worked together and I am glad they have decided to build on the environmentally friendly outcomes delivered last year," O'Neill said.

"It will also allow ARU to offset not just the upcoming Bledisloe Cup Test, but the Bledisloe Cup Trophy Tour as well, which is part of the inaugural Bledisloe Cup Festival."

The Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney going green is just one of Carbon Trade Exchange's Green Rugby initiatives. For more details on Green Rugby, visit http://green-rugby.com

About Carbon Trade Exchange

Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) is an Australian founded company specialising in carbon trading, a market-based approach to addressing climate change.

Carbon Trade Exchange provides a secure, global, electronic trading platform for buying and selling carbon credits and has over 170 members in 26 countries.

The electronic trading platform enables businesses to meet their compliance obligations under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, or voluntarily offset residual carbon emissions in order to become carbon neutral.

Carbon Trade Exchange supports the trading of carbon credits that originate under independent voluntary standards (VERs), maximising the global reach of its trading platform and the liquidity of its carbon credits.

Carbon Trade Exchange has partnered with banks, registries and voluntary standards to ensure that all carbon credits traded on the exchange originate from high quality, verified carbon projects as well as being legitimately owned by the seller involved.


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For further information please call Gill Asbury or Elyse Malloy on (02) 9413 4244.

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