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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 and its explanatory statement.

Using the method

The department is responsible for developing the methods and has policy oversight of the ERF.

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

Developing the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultations. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Public consultation, drafting of the method, and the ERAC’s advice to the Minister is on the department’s Consultation Hub.

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Last updated: 28 September 2021

Content ID: 67373