The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) has published a new version of the
Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM). All projects will need to transition to the updated 2020 FullCAM version.
The 2020 FullCAM version includes two options:
Your project’s registration date will determine which option you may use in the 2020 FullCAM version.
New projects with a registration application submitted on or after 1 September 2020 must use the 2020 option.
Existing projects with a registration application submitted before 1 September 2020 may use either the 2020 or 2016 option within the 2020 FullCAM version. You must use one single option across all Carbon Estimation Areas (CEAs) within a project.
Projects that choose to submit a crediting application using the 2020 option will be unable to submit subsequent crediting applications using the 2016 option.
Projects that apply to transfer from an earlier to a later version of a methodology determination or transfer to another methodology determination on or after 1 September 2020 must use the 2020 option.
If an application to add new areas to the project is made on or after 1 September 2020, you must use the 2020 option for the entire project unless all areas added were part of another project eligible to use the 2016 option.
The 2020 option is not yet available for projects registered under the Plantation Forestry and the Farm Forestry methods. Projects registered under these methods must use the 2016 option within the 2020 FullCAM version until otherwise advised through an update to the relevant FullCAM guidelines.
Proponents need to use the version of FullCAM in force at the end of the reporting period. This means if your project’s reporting period ends before 1 September 2020, you must use the 2016 FullCAM version and cannot use either the 2020 or 2016 option in the 2020 FullCAM version. Further, projects that have previously reported using the 2016 FullCAM version will not be able to resubmit previous crediting applications using the 2020 FullCAM version. The Department will continue to provide access to the 2016 FullCAM version.
Use the below flow chart to determine which FullCAM version and option you can use:
For more information on the update, and to access the latest version of FullCAM,
visit the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
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