This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions for carbon sequestered in plantations, harvested wood products and permanent forests. Reductions achieved through eligible project activities can receive credits under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
This method builds on and replaces the plantation forestry method (2017).
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 and compliance, and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.
Visit the Regulator’s website for:
The eligibility requirements include meeting conditions designed to help manage the effects of commercial tree plantings on water availability in locations where average annual rainfall exceeds 600 millimetres.
Projects can meet the conditions if they:
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.
Last updated: 1 February 2022
Content ID: 70922