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
"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
"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
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
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