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Land and sea transport method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by reducing the emissions intensity per unit of transportation service. Under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), emissions reduced via a broad range of activities such as replacing or modifying vehicles, changing energy sources, and changing operational practices can receive credits.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Land and Sea Transport) Methodology Determination 2015.

Using the method

To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions for projects under the ERF.

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Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultation 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 [883KB PDF].

The draft method was originally provided for public consultation as a combined Transport method. Due to feedback, the method was split into separate determinations for Land and sea transport and Aviation.

See the public consultation and method draft on our Consultation hub.

The ERAC also consulted on a draft method for a proposed new Land and Sea Transport method in 2017. It advised the Minister that the draft method was not suitable to be made [139KB PDF].

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Last updated: 20 December 2021

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