Demystifying carbon projects: Human-Induced Regeneration method

Human-Induced Regeneration (HIR) projects encourage native vegetation regeneration and represent approximately 45% of all carbon credits issued by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator to date. Native vegetation regeneration has higher sequestration certainty than many other methods and provides an option for producers in terms of offsetting on-farm emissions or income diversification. However, like most opportunities it comes with risks.

In this webinar recording, Simon Campbell (Head of Carbon Offsets & Biodiversity – Integrity Ag and Environment) unpacks how the HIR method works including:

  1. An overview of the current HIR market
  2. The what, how and why of the method and how it works on-farm
  3. Key risks to consider
  4. Available decision support tools

You can watch the full recording or use the playlist below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentation (39:36; published 6 December 2022 by FutureBeefAu).

Download a copy of the presentation – Human-Induced Regeneration Method (PDF; 3.94 MB)

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Full recording


  1. Demystifying carbon project: Human-induced Regeneration (HIR)
  2. Who we are?
  3. Agenda
  4. But first…the jargon
  5. National HIR market
  6. HIR market statistics
  7. Case study introduction
  8. Key requirements
  9. Baseline forest cover
  10. Forest potential
  11. Potential returns
  12. Key risks to consider
  13. Human-induced Regeneration – Project life cycle
  14. Decision support tools
  15. More information