Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Australian Government's policy suite to reduce emissions.

The Emissions Reduction Fund will operate alongside existing programmes that are already working to reduce Australia's emissions growth such as the Renewable Energy Target and energy efficiency standards on appliances, equipment and buildings. The Emissions Reduction Fund will provide incentives for emissions reduction activities across the Australian economy.

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 under the Emissions Reduction Fund

On 24 November 2014, the Parliament passed the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014, which amends the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 and gives legislative effect to the Emissions Reduction Fund.

The passage of the Bill means that some of the provisions in the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Regulations 2011 are now out of date. The Government is proposing a new set of rules to support the operation of the Emissions Reduction Fund: the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 (the Rules).

News

Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Beef Cattle Herd Management, Savanna fire management, and Designated Verified Carbon Standard Projects released for public consultation. Open until 9 January 2014
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Dec
2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Reforestation and Avoided land clearing released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 19 December 2014
08
Dec
2014
The Government is proposing a new set of rules to support the operation of the Emissions Reduction Fund: the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 (the Rules). Comments close 19 December.
05
Dec
2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Industrial Fuel and Energy Efficiency, Aggregated Small Energy Users, Sequestration of carbon in soil using modelled abatement estimates and Fertiliser use efficiency in irrigated cotton released for...
14
Nov
2014
The Department invites your feedback on community awareness of the Emissions Reduction Fund. Responses close 31 December 2014.
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Nov
2014