The Greenhouse Friendly™ initiative operated from 2001 to 30 June 2010. The National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS )
replaced the Greenhouse Friendly initiative from 1 July 2010.
Through Greenhouse Friendly™, Australian businesses were able to market carbon neutral products and services, deliver
greenhouse gas abatement and give Australian consumers greater purchasing choice.
All Greenhouse Friendly™ product and service providers’ offsets were sourced from Greenhouse Friendly™ approved
abatement activities only. These abatement activities offered permanent, independently verified carbon offsets which
represented emissions reductions or sequestration which had contributed to a net reduction of Australia's greenhouse
Greenhouse Friendly™ provided an effective and successful avenue for participation in the voluntary carbon market in
I hold Greenhouse Friendly™
abatement, can it still be sold or retired?
Abatement generated by Greenhouse Friendly™ accredited projects prior to 1 July 2010 may still be sold, purchased, and
retired in voluntary and international carbon markets. They are eligible offsets under the
National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), and
can be cancelled for the purpose of becoming carbon neutral under the NCOS.
Please note that all sales or retirements of Greenhouse Friendly™ abatement will still need to be communicated to the
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE).
Sales and cancellations should be emailed to
View the list of
Greenhouse Friendly abatement providers that
may have Greenhouse Friendly™ credits available for trading.