Public Comment

Consultation on Australia’s carbon credit scheme

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is consulting on the next phase on proposed changes to the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme.

These changes aim to ensure the ACCU Scheme has high integrity and delivers confidence to participants, the market, and the wider public, says DCCEEW. 

As outlined in the ACCU Review Discussion Paper, DCCEEW is consulting on implementing the following recommendations of the Independent Review of ACCUs (the ACCU Review): 

  • The new ACCU Scheme Principles (Recommendation 6) 
  • Information publication requirements (Recommendations 4, 5.4, and 8.3) 
  • Defining the ongoing role of the Commonwealth government as a purchaser of ACCUs (Recommendation 3.3) 
  • Delivering a new process for method development (Recommendation 5) 
  • Identifying Integrity Committee functions (Recommendation 5) 
  • Establishing appropriate consent requirements for Native Title consent to projects (Recommendation 11).

This is an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the government’s proposed approaches to implement the recommendations of the ACCU Review. 

DCCEEW is running in-person, open workshops to discuss all major themes of the consultation, as well as virtual workshops that will focus on one aspect from the discussion paper.  

Register for in-person workshops around Australia or take part online here.

Funds are available to support remote, rural and First Nations people to attend workshops in person.

The workshops will continue until the end of September.  

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