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Australia's "True Up Period" Report for the Kyoto Protocol First Commitment Period

Department of the Environment, 2015

About the report

In advance of the UN deadline of 2 January 2016, Australia submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) its Kyoto Protocol Report upon expiration of the additional period for fulfilling commitments by Australia, known as a "True Up Period Report" on 22 December 2015.

The True Up Period Report is a technical report that provides the basis for the official UNFCCC assessment of each Kyoto Protocol Party's compliance with its First Commitment Period (CP1) emission limitation or reduction commitment.

Australia's True Up Period Report demonstrates it over-achieved on its commitment. The Report provides information on:

  • Kyoto Protocol carbon units retired by Australia to fulfil its CP1 commitment, totalling 2,711,153,478 Assigned Amount Units, AAUs.
  • Kyoto Protocol carbon units surplus to Australia's CP1 commitment that have been made available for use towards its 2020 emission reduction commitment: 149,419,065 Kyoto units, comprising 21,768,290 Certified Emissions Reduction (CER) and 127,650,775 AAUs.

Review of the True Up Period Report will be undertaken by an independent expert UNFCCC review team in early 2016 and will be completed by 9 April 2016.