Carbon Farming Initiative Mapping Guidelines help scheme participants to prepare geospatial maps to demonstrate eligibility under the Emissions Reduction Fund.
The guidelines complement provisions in the:
All area-based methods have requirements to comply with the
CFI Mapping Guidelines. Some methodology determinations place additional requirements for mapping to be undertaken in accordance with the Guidelines, and some methods have supplementary material outlining separate mapping requirements.
Client Portal has functionality to ensure that your data meets relevant requirements under the Act and Rule, and if applicable, the relevant methodology determination and the CFI Mapping Guidelines. This functionality helps to streamline the application assessment process.
To use this functionality:
The feature types that are required for each application type (registration, crediting and project area variations) under applicable area-based method is summarised in this
If you already have geospatial data in another format, you can still submit these files in the Client Portal. However, processing of these applications may take longer.
To help you understand how to structure your data we have prepared templates reaching the requirements of the geospatial upload and validation service.
The templates can be used with these two common geospatial software platforms:
The CFI Mapping Guidelines, methodology determinations and any method supplements may place additional requirements for the submission of your geospatial data.
Under section 168(1)(b)(ii) of the
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (the CFI Act), the Clean Energy Regulator is required to publish CEAs for most area-based offsets projects on the Register.
Some project proponents may wish to provide additional information to supplement or provide context about the CEA data published on the Register.
Additional information can be provided by completing and submitting a
documentasset:CER-ERF-AS001 - Voluntary provision of supplementary information for carbon estimation area publication form.
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