Emissions baselines represent the reference point against which future emissions performance will be measured under the safeguard mechanism. A safeguard facility must keep its net emissions levels at or below its baseline.
There are four main types of emissions baselines:
Both calculated baselines and benchmark baselines are determined using forecasts of production, and once they expire, can be replaced with a
production-adjusted baseline that reflects actual production from the facility.
A facility must exceed the 100,000t CO2-e threshold to be covered by the safeguard mechanism. A baseline therefore cannot be set below this level.
In some circumstances a facility covered under the safeguard mechanism may apply for a
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