This Handbook contains information about the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and how it operates. It will also help you decide what type of CFI activity might be right for you, your business or your organisation.
Part One of the handbook explains how carbon markets and the CFI work.
Part Two provides an overview of the steps involved in undertaking a CFI project.
Part 1 Carbon markets and the Carbon Farming Initiative
- The Carbon Farming Initiative
- The carbon markets and carbon credits
- Kyoto and non Kyoto CFI Credits
- The Carbon Credits Administrator
- Australian National Registry of Emissions Units (the Registry)
- What activities can earn CFI credits?
- Sequestration offset projects
- Emissions avoidance projects
- Avoiding negative outcomes and supporting co-benefits
- The integrity of CFI offsets
- Permanence—sequestration projects only
- Reporting, monitoring and verification
- The Clean Energy Future Plan and the CFI
- CFI eligibility flow chart
Part 2 Participating in the Carbon Farming Initiative
- Decide who will own and manage the project
- Undertaking a CFI project
- Step 1. Become a Recognised Offsets Entity and open a registry account
- Step 2. Have your project approved
- Step 3. Undertake your project
- Step 4. Report on the progress of your project
- Steps 5 and 6. Receiving credits for a CFI project
- Step 7. Project transfer and closure
- Checklist for your project planning