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Reforestation and Afforestation 2.0 method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions to forest growers and landholders who establish and maintain trees, native or otherwise, on land previously used for agricultural purposes. As part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), crediting is based on carbon sequestered in the trees as they grow.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Reforestation and Afforestation 2.0) 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 reductions for projects under the ERF.

Visit the Regulator’s website for:

Calculating the abatement

Project proponents directly measure trees in sample plots using infield measurements to calculate the carbon stored by the project.

Project proponents need to meet the requirements of the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) Mapping Guidelines for mapping project areas and carbon estimation areas.

Read the CFI Mapping Guidelines.

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 [1.01MB PDF].

See the public consultation and method draft on the Australian Government Trove archive.

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Email ERFforests@industry.gov.au

Last updated: 16 December 2021

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