THE regulator in charge of carbon farming is seeking feedback on the current framework for carbon projects in Australia.
The Emissions Reduction Fund is a voluntary scheme that provides incentives for organisations and individuals to adopt new practices that reduce emissions or store carbon to ultimately earn Australian Carbon Credit Units.
The Clean Energy Regulator CER is in charge of the ERF and has released a survey asking landholders a series of questions about their interest in carbon farming.
“The CER is interested in understanding how to make it easier for landholders and land managers, including farmers and traditional owners, to participate in the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF),” the regulator said.
“Technical rules for project eligibility and the claiming of benefits can be difficult to navigate and understand. We want to better understand and address barriers to participation in the ERF for landholders and land managers, including learning more about the farmer and traditional owner perspective.
“The CER is exploring what tools and supports could best help landholders and land managers to participate in the ERF. We are looking at the benefits that online education and support tools can deliver for the ERF. This work will leverage the technology uplift currently being delivered by the Clean Energy Regulator to introduce a new portal, enhanced GIS capability and a more streamlined ERF registration and crediting processes.”
- To take the survey click here