Activities - eligible and excluded

  

The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) allows landholders to earn carbon credits for reducing emissions or storing carbon on their land.

For a project activity to be eligible under the CFI, it must:

Individual projects must also comply with other scheme requirements, including having the necessary water, planning and environmental approvals from all levels of government.

Scope of the Carbon Farming Initiative

The CFI covers projects that occur in the agriculture and land use sectors, as well as projects to reduce emissions from legacy landfill waste.

Agricultural emissions avoidance projects

Projects that avoid emissions of:

  1. methane from the digestive tract of livestock
  2. methane or nitrous oxide from the decomposition of livestock urine or dung
  3. methane from rice fields or rice plants
  4. methane or nitrous oxide from the burning of savannas or grasslands
  5. methane or nitrous oxide from the burning of crop stubble in fields, crop residues in fields or sugar cane before harvest
  6. methane or nitrous oxide from soil.

Landfill legacy emissions avoidance projects

Projects that avoid emissions of greenhouse gases from the operation of a landfill facility, to the extent to which the emissions are attributable to waste accepted by the facility before 1 July 2012.

Introduced animal emissions avoidance projects

Projects that avoid emissions of methane from the digestive tract of an introduced animal or emissions of methane or nitrous oxide from the decomposition of introduced animal urine or dung.

Sequestration offsets projects

Projects that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in living biomass, dead organic matter or soil; or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in, and avoid emissions of greenhouses gases from, living biomass, dead organic matter or soil.