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].
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:
- information on the method and how to use it
- project planning guidance, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
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 2017 [642KB PDF].
See the public consultation and method draft on our Consultation hub.
- There is another sequestration of carbon in soil method that uses default values
- Read about the Emissions Reduction Fund, including our department’s role.
- Read about method development and available methods.
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