Keeping sustainable landholders on sustainable land

What are my responsibilities?

Eligible VegetationThe primary responsibility of the landholder is to manage the eligible vegetation so that it continues to grow and store carbon.

To create NGACs, the Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme (GGAS) requires that CarbonSMART®  and the landholder enter into agreement to create carbon (forestry) rights and transfer them to the CarbonSMART®  Trust.

To avoid the loss of carbon on the site in the future, the GGAS also requires a Restriction on Use of Land to be registered. It is also a requirement of GGAS that these agreements are registered on land titles. This is seen as the only register that will allow for agreements to survive land ownership change. For more information about these agreements, please refer to the Information Sheets or .

Landholders must notify CarbonSMART®  if their site experiences a depletion event, such as bushfire or pestilence. CarbonSMART®  can calculate the impact and adjust future payments to reflect estimated storage. The CarbonSMART®  pool minimises the risk to current and future landholders by undertaking risk management and providing assistance in recovery from unexpected depletion events.

Landholders must provide CarbonSMART®  access to monitor projects at least once every five years. Monitoring ensures consistency with project expectations and carbon sequestration rates.

If for any reason the landholder does not choose to continue with the Pool, the stored carbon must be kept on site for the required period.

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