Emissions Trading Scheme and the Environment
If you own a plantation forest you will have environmental obligations and responsibilities relating to the Emissions Trading Scheme.
At Laurie Forestry we are able to manage your commitments and help you plan to make your forest as environmentally sympathetic and profitable as possible.
You can learn more about the Emissions Trading Scheme and how it impacts you by the researching the links below.
- The Kyoto Protocol
- A Personal Perspective
- Forestry and the ETS
- Defining a forest
- Pre 1990 Forests
- Post 1989 Forests
- Understanding liability
- Carbon pricing and trends
Key dates for participants to be aware of from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) web site.
|1 Sept 2012||Post-1989 FMA participants can submit FMA information for the generation of their participant-specific tables|
|31 Dec 2012||Final date for applications to join the ETS and become eligible to claim units for 2008-2012.|
|31 March 2013||Final date for post-1989 participants to file a mandatory emissions return for the five-year period 1 January 2008 – 31 December 2012.
This return includes a reconciliation which takes account of any emissions returns voluntarily filed earlier during the five-year period, and any units received/surrendered as a result of those returns.