Activities allowed under the
human-induced regeneration and
native forest from managed regrowth methods are designed to achieve native forest cover of the land by encouraging regeneration.
On 8 May 2019, the Clean Energy Regulator released the final
documentasset::Guidelines on stratification and evidence and records under HIR and NFMR methods.
The guidelines were developed in consultation with industry and technical experts to support participation and clarify project requirements for all project proponents operating projects under these methods.
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule (No.2) 2018 (the 2018 CFI Rule amendments) and the
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule (No.1) 2019 (the 2019 CFI Rule amendments) were developed in parallel with these guidelines. They were designed to complement each other, and the existing legislation. Proponents should ensure that they are familiar with the amendments, in addition to the
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, relevant method, and these guidelines, as required.
These guidelines supersede the Archived: Interim posture on crediting for NFMR and HIR projects and Archived: Operational policy on crediting for NFMR and HIR projects used to assess crediting abatement for human-induced regeneration and native forest from managed regrowth methods from November 2017 to May 2019.
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The Clean Energy Regulator recognises that some projects under the HIR and NFMR methods have needed to re-stratify Carbon Estimation Areas in the project to remain consistent with the HIR and NFMR guidelines and the rule change made in 2019, and this may have had an impact on the ability of individual projects to deliver ACCUs. The Clean Energy Regulator notes that these impacts have more significant implications for landholders who have a carbon abatement contract with the Commonwealth that is underpinned by a single HIR or NFMR project and may therefore experience particular challenges in meeting contract deliveries. If these proponents believe that they may no longer be able to meet their current contracted obligations, they are encouraged to contact the Clean Energy Regulator to discuss the issue. Each case will be handled on a case-by-case basis, in line with contract management processes and under commercial-in-confidence arrangements.
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