Review of four methods for generating Australian carbon credits units

The Academy was commissioned by the Australian Government's Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water (DCEEW) to provide an independent review of four ACCU generating methods for the independent review panel members.

This report provides a review of carbon abatement approaches via avoided deforestation, human-induced regeneration, landfill gas management and carbon capture and storage. It seeks to a) describe the underlying scientific evidence base of each method and b) identify strengths and limitations of each method’s use in an offsets scheme.

Input was sought from the Australian research community, enabled by the convening capability of the Academy and other Australian learned academies. Details of individuals who have contributed are available in the report.

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