The Reef Credit Scheme is an innovative, market-based solution offering a new way to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
The scheme will enable land managers to undertake projects that improve water quality through changes in land management to generate a tradeable unit of pollutant reduction or ‘Reef Credit’. A Reef Credit represents a quantifiable volume of nutrient, pesticide or sediment prevented from entering the Great Barrier Reef catchment.
NQ Dry Tropics is working with Terrain NRM and environmental markets investor, GreenCollar, to develop the Reef Credit Scheme.
Illustration by local artist Jennifer Hyatt and are © NQ Dry Tropics and J.Hyatt.