The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed legislative framework for the Safeguard mechanism as set out in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015.

We acknowledge that some of the policy changes reflected in the Draft Rule address a number of previous industry concerns with the White Paper, particularly in respect of additional flexibility in the setting of baselines and demonstrating compliance. Consistent with the Government’s deregulatory approach it is important that the mechanism is as administratively simple as possible, as well as being low cost, practical and flexible. These issues are outlined in further detail below.

 

Submission on the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism