Safeguard paper released for consultation: government to achieve targets

The Australian Government is seeking public feedback on options for the planned Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism. The safeguard mechanism will ensure that abatement achieved under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is not offset by rises in emissions elsewhere in the economy. Implementation of the crediting and purchasing components of the ERF are already underway,…

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Release of Dredge Synthesis Report

I welcome the release of the Dredge Synthesis Report today by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), and I thank the scientists involved for their work. The Report was compiled by an independent panel of 19 experts with a range of relevant skills, experience and…

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Consultation invited on review of the National Carbon Offset Standard

The Australian Government has released a consultation paper on the review of the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) and the Carbon Neutral Program. The NCOS provides companies the opportunity to voluntarily offset their carbon emissions and gain Government approved carbon neutral certification under the Carbon Neutral Program. The NCOS helps businesses to calculate their carbon…

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