Reforestation and Afforestation 2.0

Closed 8 May 2015

Opened 8 May 2015


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

Finalised method determination

Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Reforestation and Afforestation 2.0) Methodology Determination 2015 was made on 8 May 2015

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

About this method

This method streamlines the earlier method released for use under the Carbon Farming Initiative in mid 2012. The draft method sets out the detailed rules that landholders can use to cut their emissions by planting trees.

Development of this method

Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) advice

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

Draft determination and explanatory statement

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.

Submissions received

There were no non-confidential submissions received through the public consultation process for Reforestation and Afforestation.

Method Tools

Mapping Guidelines

Participants need to meet the requirements of the Carbon Farming Initiative Mapping Guidelines for mapping project areas and carbon estimation areas. The most recent public release of the CFI Mapping Guidelines can be found at Spatial mapping guidelines.


  • Emissions Reduction Fund


  • Climate Change
  • Emissions Reduction Fund