This methodology determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emission 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 Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme, crediting is based on carbon sequestered in the trees as they grow.
Using the method
To use this method and participate in the ACCU Scheme, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator manages project registration, compliance, and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ACCU Scheme.
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.
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
- Environmental data—including forest cover data layers and the CFI rainfall map—is available on data.gov.au
- This method is enabled by the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 which also enables the 2015 Rule and 2011 Regulations.
- Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme
- Method development and available methods