The proposed amendments:
- Update emission factors based on updated Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) that convert non-carbon dioxide gases into carbon dioxide equivalent values in order to align NGERs with the Australian Government’s implementation of the Paris Agreement.
- Update the list of matters to be identified in reports under Part 2 of Schedule 3 of the NGER Regulations (Oil or gas) in order to support the preparation of the National Greenhouse Accounts
- Update emission factors used to estimate emissions resulting from the consumption of electricity purchased or lost from the grid (‘scope 2 emissions’) based on the latest available data
The amendments would affect NGER reports to be submitted for the 2020-21 reporting year due 31 October 2021.
Review the consultation paper here