We interacted with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders across all our schemes, including:
Carbon pricing mechanism industry briefings, workshops and webinars were conducted throughout the year, particularly during the months before the progressive surrender deadline, to inform clients and stakeholders.
The Carbon Farming Initiative held 16 workshops in regional and metropolitan areas and three interactive webinars, which were collectively attended by more than 880 people.
We established strong working relationships with other regulatory and law enforcement agencies that have responsibilities under climate change law through the Heads of Commonwealth Operational Law Enforcement Agencies working group.
We developed new systems to meet legislative and client needs, including the Emissions and Energy Reporting System, the Client Portal and the Liability Management Module.
As a result of investigations, we accepted nine enforceable undertakings under the Renewable Energy Target and one under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme.
We saw numerous successes across all our schemes, including:
We issued more than 89 million free carbon units under the Jobs and Competitiveness Program to businesses conducting emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities, and 53 million were surrendered against a progressive liability.
Under the buy-back program, we bought back more than 30 million free carbon units, for a total of $706.6 million.
We have issued 1.75 million Australian Carbon Credit Units under seven approved Carbon Farming Initiative methodologies, of which 97.31 per cent were surrendered by entities liable under the carbon pricing mechanism.
To facilitate information sharing and streamline reporting, we signed eight memoranda of understanding with other Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies to share information under the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011 and the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.
Under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Audit Framework, 218 audits were undertaken by 194 registered greenhouse and energy auditors.
Our website was regularly updated with reports and other information such as entries in the Liable Entities Public Information Database, quarterly reports on the total number of Australian Carbon Credit Units issued, quarterly reports about the issue of free carbon units, and greenhouse and energy information.
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