Amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015

Closed 19 Dec 2016

Opened 19 Dec 2016

Overview

The climate change function transferred to our department from the Department of the Environment and Energy on 1 February 2020.

The Department of Environment and Energy invited comments on the draft Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule 2016 (No.1) and its Explanatory Statement from 11 November 2016 to 19 December 2016. The amendments proposed were primarily associated with a draft methodology determination to credit the storage of carbon in savannas. Other proposed amendments set out information requirements related to permanence, ensure consent from facility operators is maintained for eligible abatement activities where the facility operator changes, provide specified values for definitions relating to the permanence period and the risk of reversal buffer in the Act and require savanna fire management projects to obtain the necessary permits under State and Territory bushfire legislation. The draft Amendment Rule also set out who may act on behalf of a project proponent if they die or are incapacitated.

Audiences

  • Emissions Reduction Fund

Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Emissions Reduction Fund