11. Where to go for more information

There are many sources of information on carbon markets

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11. Where to go for more information

 
There are many sources of information on carbon markets in general and on the ERF in particular. This chapter provides links to some of the most important.

 

11.1 The ERF

The Clean Energy Regulator
The CER is responsible for administering and regulating the ERF (and previously the CFI), including:
  • registering projects
  • running auctions
  • managing carbon abatement contracts, and
  • issuing Australian carbon credit units on achievement of emissions reductions.
The CER is an economic regulator and does not have any direct role or powers under Australian legislation to enforce work health and safety, environmental protection, or planning laws. Its website contains a large amount of information, including guides, templates, forms, registers and so on. The CER also produces a Quarterly Carbon Market Report with coverage of supply and demand across the carbon markets it administers.
In June 2021 the CER added a series of case study videos, available here.

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is responsible for delivering climate change adaptation and climate science policy and programs. The Department website contains considerable background information on the ERF, particularly in relation to the development of methodologies.
 
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
The Department offers general inforamtion on the ERF and links to other key government sources.

ASIC
ASIC provides guidance to assist carbon market participants - in particular, carbon abatement project developers and aggregators - to operate their businesses in compliance with the financial services laws. 

 
11.2 Carbon markets

There is a wide variety of information available on carbon markets in general. Many providers gather this information on a commercial basis.
The World Bank provides regular updates on the state of the global carbon market
In Australia, the Carbon Market Institute provides a range of information sources, including updates relevant to the ERF and other resources that were under the CFI.
The Australian Farm Institute has a wide variety of material and models for carbon farming.

 

11.3 The WA Government's Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program (CF-LRP)

The CF-LRP aims to unlock the potential of carbon farming in WA's South West agricultural zone and enable rural businesses to establish land-sector carbon farming projects that deliver priority environmental, community and economic co-benefits.
To find out more access the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website or contact +61 (0)8 9368 3333 or enquiries@dpird.wa.gov.au
 

 

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