Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2001
Date Ended:30 June 2010
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Regulatory Instruments, Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction
Agency:Department of Climate Change
Description:Launched in 2001, the Greenhouse Friendly programme provides opportunities for businesses and consumers to produce and purchase greenhouse-neutral products and services. The first part of the scheme involves labelling of products and services with a Greenhouse Friendly logo. This certifies that under a rigorous certification process, the cradle-to-grave greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production, use and disposal of certified products or services are fully offset by approved Greenhouse Friendly abatement. All industries may apply for Greenhouse Friendly certification. Examples of certified products and services include: electricity (AGL Green Balance electricity); BP Global Choice fuel products; Cascade Green beer; Dulux paints; ENVI paper products. The labelling scheme thus creates demand for certified abatement projects, which forms the second part of the scheme. These abatement projects must occur in Australia, and must generate additional, permanent and verifiable greenhouse gas emissions reductions or sequestration. Examples of the types of abatement activities which may be approved under Greenhouse Friendly include energy efficiency measures, waste diversion and recycling, capture and flaring of landfill gas and other fugitive emissions, generation of renewable energy, and tree planting and avoided deforestation projects. Companies with products or services certified Greenhouse Friendly are required to submit an annual report to the Department of Climate Change within three months of the conclusion of their reporting period. Abatement providers who have had any quantity of abatement verified and approved under Greenhouse Friendly during the year are also required to submit an annual report. Carbon neutral elements of this policy have now been superseded by National Carbon Offest Standard, and NCOS Carbon Neutral Program. Offset project accreditation elements of this policy have been superseded  by the Carbon Farming Initiative.
This record is superseded by:National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) , Carbon Neutral Program , Carbon Farming Initiative

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