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Measurement of soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions from storing new carbon in soils as a result of changed management practice as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Reductions achieved by sequestering soil carbon under pasture, crops, horticultural or mixed farming systems can receive credits under the ERF.

This method provides flexibility to tailor land management practices to specific regions and farms, and to changing markets and climates.

Using the method

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

View eligibility requirements and how to apply on the Clean Energy Regulator website

Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee conducts method reviews.

Public consultation, method drafts, and the Committee’s advice to the Minister is on our department’s Consultation hub.

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Last updated: 8 December 2020

Content ID: 67374