Emissions Reduction Fund methods

Emissions reduction methods set out the rules for estimating emissions reductions from different activities. These methods ensure that emissions reductions are genuine - that they are both real and additional to business as usual operations

Finalised method determinations by sector

Project applications using these method determinations can be made to the Clean Energy Regulator

* Note that the methods listed below include methods transitioned from Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) to the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) on 1 July 2015. Find out more about the CFI transition.

Sector Methods


Energy efficiency


Mining, oil and gas


Vegetation management

Waste and wastewater