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Brett Goldsworthy

Chairman and Director

Shift2Neutral Pty Ltd

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Supreme Court finds Shift2Neutral issued "fake" and "valueless" carbon credits | REDD-Monitor

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In August 2010, REDD-Monitor asked Brett Goldsworthy, the founder of Shift2Neutral, some questions about his REDD projects.
Goldsworthy didn't directly answer any of the questions, but stated that, From Shift2Neutral's perspective, may I just advise [sic] we deal in facts, we manage our projects in an ethical and open way to those people involved in the project and respect the wishes and desires of those involved. Goldsworthy also sent REDD-Monitor a statement explaining Shift2Neutral's position on Avoided Deforestation - a statement that was cut and pasted from another website. Goldsworthy brought defamation charges against Fairfax Media, the company that owns the Sydney Morning Herald over this and another article published in April 2011. This week the New South Wales Supreme Court found that Goldsworthy and Shift2Neutral had lied and that the carbon credits were "fake" and "valueless". The decision by Acting Justice Henric Nicholas is available in full on the New South Wales Supreme Court website. It makes for interesting reading. Acting Justice Nicholas had this to say about Goldsworthy: Although Mr Goldsworthy appeared to be a person of extensive commercial experience, I formed an unfavourable view of him as a truthful witness, and found that his evidence should not be accepted unless corroborated by credible documentation. He was generally unwilling to assist the Court on matters about which he was the repository and controller of relevant information. On many occasions he feigned difficulty in understanding or responding to direct questions, and was ready to tailor his evidence in accordance with what he perceived would best advance his case. Mr Goldsworthy's claims that the credits described were valuable and genuine were, in my opinion, false and deceptive. Acting Justice Nicholas also found that Shift2Neutral's carbon credits from its REDD project in the Philippines were a figment of Goldsworthy's imagination. REDD-Monitor wrote a timeline of the project in December 2010, and asked whether Goldsworthy was fraudulent, incompetent, or both. Here's an extract from Acting Justice Nicholas' Judgment: 77 On 14 May 2009 Shift entered into an agreement with the Coalition to supply carbon credit certification services for its land on Mindanao, an island of the Philippines. It was agreed that the benefits would be shared equally. Mr Goldsworthy said the project had not been completed, and certification had not taken place as the identity of the owners was, and remains, uncertain, although in his mind the owners are the tribes identified in the agreement. 78 In emails of 5 and 6 October 2010 to Mr Victoriano Vidal, a representative of the Coalition and a signatory to the agreement, Mr Goldsworthy questioned whether he wished to stop the tribes from receiving their share of $500 million. In an email to Mr Vidal said to have been sent in November 2010 (Ex 30) Mr Goldsworthy stated: Mr Goldsworthy proceeded to say that the funds were "...held by the broker, by an investor, who was looking at purchasing our carbon credits for this particular project" (T p217 lines 17-18) and adhered to his evidence that there were $500 million in a trust account although no carbon credits had been issued. His counsel said supporting documentation would be produced, but none was. 81 Mr Goldsworthy's evidence demonstrated the falsity of the representation.


No REDD in Africa Network

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REDD-Monitor has asked a series of questions to Brett Goldsworthy, chairman of Shift2Neutral, and looks forward to posting his response.


Shift2Neutral’s big REDD deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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REDD-Monitor has asked a series of questions to Brett Goldsworthy, chairman of Shift2Neutral, and looks forward to posting his response.
Fogarty's only source for his article seems to be an interview with Shift2Neutral's Brett Goldsworthy. "It had signed the deal with the national government as well as state governments and local tribal chiefs and landowners after more than a year of negotiations, the firm's chairman, Brett Goldsworthy, said." "'It's the entire nation that we're working toward but at the moment we're taking it state by state, piece by piece,' Goldsworthy told Reuters. "Nothing can ever be guaranteed in a case of a potential war zone," Goldsworthy told Reuters, with perhaps just a little too much understatement. Reuters reported Goldsworthy as saying that Shift2Neutral "had won the backing of senior government officials and leading figures in the African business community and that this would help mitigate some of the risk of working in a country riddled with violence and corruption."


Carbon Credits | redd-monitor.org

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Shift2Neutral's Brett Goldsworthy interviewed on Today Tonight Adelaide
30th March 2011 On 28 March 2011, Australian TV station Today Tonight Adelaide broadcast a programme about Shift2Neutral and the company's chairman Brett Goldsworthy. Paul Makin, a journalist with Today Tonight Adelaide interviewed Brett Goldsworthy in his office in a shopping centre in Westleigh, a suburb of Sydney. "Brett Goldsworthy is a one-man band of sorts," says Makin in the programme.


"Immediate moratorium" demanded on REDD+ in Central Kalimantan | REDD-Monitor

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- Brett Goldsworthy, chairman of Shift2Neutral, April 2011


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