Year:2010 (1 July)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010 (1 July)
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Sectoral standards, Regulatory Instruments>Auditing
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of the Environment and Energy

The Australian Government has established the National Carbon Offset Standard (the Standard) as one way for organisations to take action to reduce carbon pollution beyond Australia’s national targets. The Standard provides a benchmark for businesses and other organisations voluntarily seeking to be carbon neutral for their operations, products, services or events. The Standard sets out requirements for achieving carbon neutrality, based on a rigorous and transparent framework that is based on relevant international standards and tailored to the Australian context.

Related policies:Low Carbon Australia Limited- Energy Efficiency Program and The Carbon Neutral Program
This record supersedes:Greenhouse Friendly Programme

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