Offsets projects established under the Carbon Farming Initiative need to use methodology determinations. These contain the detailed rules for implementing and monitoring specific abatement activities and generating Australian carbon credit units under the scheme.
Methodologies may be developed by private proponents and industry associations as well as government agencies. An independent expert committee, the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee, has been established to assess offset methodologies and advise the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. The committee will ensure that methodologies are rigorous and lead to real abatement.
Methodology determinations are supported by, and in some cases require, the use of particular tools. These are listed below with the relevant methodology determination:
The Clean Energy Regulator provides guidance on some methodology determinations. For more information visit the Regulatory Guidance page.
For more information on Carbon Farming Initiative methodologies, including methodologies under consideration, the assessment process and how to participate in development of methodologies visit: Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.