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Designated Verified Carbon Standard projects method

This Methodology Determination (method) implements the VCS methodology VM0010—Methodology for improved forest management: Conversion from logged to protected forest.

This method was only available to projects registered under the VCS method that were then registered under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) before 30 June 2015. Under the method, crediting is based on avoided emissions from protecting and not harvesting native forests on private land.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Designated Verified Carbon Standard Projects) Methodology Determination 2015.

Using the method

The Clean Energy Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.

Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultations before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on making the method in 2015 [168KB PDF].

See the public consultation and method draft on the Australian Government Trove archive.

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Last updated: 15 December 2021

Content ID: 67373