Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative — Avoided Deforestation 1.1) Methodology Determination 2015

Closed 9 Oct 2019

Opened 11 Sep 2019

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Overview

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

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is reviewing the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Deforestation 1.1) Methodology Determination 2015.

The Avoided Deforestation method provides opportunities for projects to protect native forest on agricultural land that would otherwise have been cleared. There are 59 projects registered under the method. All projects are located in New South Wales.

Method reviews are undertaken to ensure methods continue to meet the scheme's offsets integrity standards, including that emissions reductions credited through the scheme remain genuine and additional.

The Committee released a discussion paper to support the review and invited written submissions from the public. The public consultation period commenced on 11 September 2019 and closed on 9 October 2019.

The Committee is concurrently reviewing the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth) Methodology Determination 2015.

Audiences

  • Emissions Reduction Fund

Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Emissions Reduction Fund