Designated Verified Carbon Standard projects

Closed 17 Mar 2015

Opened 17 Mar 2015

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

About this method


Methodology Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Designated Verified Carbon Standard projects) Methodology Determination 2015 was made on 17 March 2015 and is available here:

Project applications to implement the Methodology Determination may be made to the Clean Energy Regulator.


The draft method applies only to forest management projects previously approved under the Verified Carbon Standard, a voluntary international carbon offsets program.

Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) advice

The ERAC's advice to the Minister regarding the Determination is published here, in accordance with Section 106(11) (C) of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.


Development of this method

Draft determination and explanatory statement

A draft method determination for Designated Verified Carbon Standards was released for public comment.

Note: A draft method determination that is open for public comment should not be relied upon for planning an ERF project. Draft method determinations may be modified following public consultation and are not final until made by the Minister for the Environment.


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