By Chris Lang
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.
The programme focuses on Shift2Neutral’s activities in the Philippines, which started in May 2009, when Shift2Neutral announced that it had signed an “Agreement with the Tribal Coalition Of Mindanao Incorporated to supply certification services of indigenous rainforest land on the Island of Mindanao Philippines.” Since then, Goldsworthy claims to have signed REDD-type deals in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil, although in the programme Goldsworthy only mentions projects in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands, in addition to the Philippines.