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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.
- Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Measurement of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems) Methodology Determination 2018.
- Read the Supplement to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Measurement of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems) Methodology Determination 2018 [632KB PDF] [599KB DOCX]
- The Clean Energy Regulator has produced guidance for soil carbon projects.
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.
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.
- There is another sequestration of carbon in soil method that uses default values
- See more methodology determinations
- The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises Australian businesses to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create and to undertake activities that store carbon
Connect with us
Email emissions-reduction [at] industry.gov.au
Last updated: 8 December 2020
Content ID: 67374