Climate Solutions Fund
projects earn Australian carbon credit units (carbon credits) for achieving carbon abatement. Carbon credits can be sold to us by
establishing a contract, or to other purchasers including businesses and state governments.
In addition to carbon abatement, projects may achieve a range of other environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits, called co-benefits. Examples of co-benefits include:
Businesses, state governments and other purchasers can buy carbon credits to offset emissions or meet emission reduction targets. For purchasers, carbon credits with co-benefits can offer additional value in meeting sustainability commitments.
If you wish to purchase carbon credits from projects with co-benefits, you will need to enter into a commercial agreement with the seller to buy these carbon credits.
Climate Solutions Fund project participants, agents and other carbon credit sellers often use their websites to publish information on co-benefits that may be delivered by specific projects.
You should ask the seller for information on the specific project earning the carbon credits, including the Climate Solutions Fund project identification number (EOP or ERF number) and where you can find further information on the project.
project register and search for the project identification number to verify the project information. The
Carbon Market Institute also provides information about projects with co-benefits.
Best practice commercial agreements to purchase carbon credits will specify the project details and provide assurance in relation to the authenticity of the co-benefits delivered by a project.
The Clean Energy Regulator cannot conduct checks or provide assurance on claims of co-benefits that accompany Climate Solutions Fund projects and carbon credits. Purchasers will need to conduct their own due diligence when buying carbon credits with co-benefits.
Australian national registry of emissions units (ANREU) is a secure electronic system that tracks the location and ownership of carbon credits under the Climate Solutions Fund. Sellers of carbon credits can transfer them to purchasers in the ANREU.
If you intend to purchase carbon credits, you will need to
open an ANREU account.
Once carbon credits have been transferred to your ANREU account, you can hover over the Project ID to see the project name. Click on the Project ID, which will take you to that project on our project register. The project register provides further information, including:
You can verify the details contained in the register against what was offered in your commercial agreement with the seller.
seeking feedback from both purchasers and sellers on whether these changes meet market needs and whether there are preferences for further ANREU enhancements.
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