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Blue carbon

18 January 2021

A blue carbon method will create opportunities to store carbon through restoring mangroves and tidal marshes and reduce methane and nitrous oxide emissions through reintroduction of tidal flows.

Diagram of the carbon capture and storage method development process. Current status: Develop draft method.

Method development plan

Development stageStatusMilestones
Planning and scopingComplete
  • The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources facilitated a number of stakeholder workshops between November 2019 and August 2020.
  • The Clean Energy Regulator is building on this work.
Develop draft methodIn progress
  • Next co-design workshop scheduled quarter 1 2021.
  • Co-design process continues during quarter 2 2021.
Technical and expert consultationPending
  • Technical review scheduled quarters 2 and 3 2021.
ERAC considerationPending
  • ERAC consideration scheduled quarter 3 2021.
Public consultationPending
  • Public consultation scheduled quarter 3 2021.
Refinement and draft finalisationPending
  • Refinement and draft finalisation during quarter 4 2021.
ERAC approvalPending
  • ERAC review scheduled quarter 4 2021.
Minister approvalPending
  • Method finalisation by quarter 4 2021.

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