Under the Emission Reduction Fund eligible emissions reduction activities are included in 'methodology determinations', or 'methods' for short.
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.
Some types of activities are excluded from participating in the ERF. You can find out more about these on the excluded offsets projects page.
Finalised methods by sector
Project applications using these methods 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.
- Animal Effluent Management
- Beef cattle herd management
- Estimating sequestration of carbon in soil using default values
- Fertiliser use efficiency in irrigated cotton
- Measurement of soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in beef cattle through feeding nitrate containing supplements *
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in milking cows through feeding dietary additives *
- Avoided clearing of native regrowth
- Avoided Deforestation 1.1
- Designated Verified Carbon Standard projects
- Human-induced regeneration of a permanent even-aged native forest 1.1 *
- Measurement based methods for new farm forestry plantations *
- Native forest from managed regrowth *
- Plantation Forestry
- Reforestation and Afforestation 2.0
- Reforestation by Environmental or Mallee Plantings - FullCAM *
- Savanna fire management 2018 (Emissions Avoidance)
- Savanna fire management 2018 (sequestration and emissions avoidance)