2020 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme Amendments

Closed 10 Jun 2020

Opened 29 May 2020

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We are proposing updates to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 (NGER Regulations) and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the Measurement Determination).

The proposed amendments:

  • Update emission factors based on updated Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) that convert non-carbon dioxide gases into carbon dioxide equivalent values in order to align NGERs with the Australian Government’s implementation of the Paris Agreement
  • Update the list of matters to be identified in reports under Part 2 of Schedule 3 of the NGER Regulations (Oil or gas) in order to support the preparation of the National Greenhouse Accounts
  • Update emission factors used to estimate emissions resulting from the consumption of electricity purchased or lost from the grid (‘scope 2 emissions’) based on the latest available data

The amendments would affect NGER reports to be submitted for the 2020-21 reporting year due 31 October 2021.

Consultation paper


We welcome your feedback, submissions can be submitted via the Online submission portal below or via email NationalGreenhouseAccounts@industry.gov.au

What happens next

This consultation has now closed. Stakeholders will be notified once any updates to the NGER scheme are made.


  • NGER reporters and other interested stakeholders


  • Greenhouse gas and energy reporting