Explore project types
The types of projects you can undertake to reduce emissions and earn carbon credits are called methods. The methods explain how to carry out project activities and measure the resulting reduction in emissions.
Vegetation projects increase stored carbon in vegetation. Activities could include protecting existing forest or planting trees to establish or re-establish forest.
Available project methods
- Plantation forestry
- Reforestation by environmental or mallee plantings – FullCAM
- Avoided clearing of native regrowth
- Avoided deforestation
- Verified carbon standard projects
- Human-induced regeneration of a permanent even-aged native forest
- Measurement based methods for new farm forestry plantations
- Native forest from managed regrowth
- Reforestation and afforestation
Agriculture projects reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions entering the atmosphere. Activities could include building soil carbon through changed farming practices or establishing higher quality pastures for cattle growth.
Available project methods
- Measurement of soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems
- Beef cattle herd management
- Estimating sequestration of carbon in soil using default values
- Feeding nitrates to beef cattle
- Feeding dietary additives to milking cows
- Animal effluent management
- Fertiliser use efficiency in irrigated cotton
Savanna fire management
Savanna fire management projects aim to reduce the frequency and extent of late dry season fires in northern Australian savannas. Activities include undertaking fire management activities in Australia’s savanna regions to reduce emissions and store carbon in the landscape.
Mining, oil and gas
Mining, oil and gas projects redirect and destroy waste emissions from coal, oil and gas facilities. Activities could include capturing, destroying or converting methane gas from coal mines or reducing fugitive emissions from oil and gas operations.
Energy efficiency projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions by upgrading industrial equipment and incentivising energy-saving behaviours. Activities could include reducing energy use in households and businesses or improving energy efficiency in lighting systems.
Waste projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing methane emissions from waste or managing waste streams to reduce emissions. Activities could include reducing the amount of waste in landfill, through composting, resource recovery, or separating organic household waste using dedicated council bins.
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