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Abbreviations and acronyms

Term Definition
ACU Australian Carbon Unit, issued under the carbon pricing mechanism
ABARES Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
ACCU Australian Carbon Credit Unit, issued under the Carbon Farming Initiative
ARB California Air Resource Board
BAU business-as-usual
CCER China Certified Emissions Reduction Scheme
CCS carbon capture and storage
CDM Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol
CER Clean Energy Regulator
CFI Carbon Farming Initiative
CO2-e carbon dioxide equivalent
DAFF Department of Agriculture
DIICCSRTE Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
DoE Department of the Environment
DOIC Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee, Carbon Farming Initiative methodology review body
ERF Emissions Reduction Fund
ESS Energy Efficiency Scheme, a New South Wales scheme to improve energy efficiency
EU European Union
EU ETS European Union Emissions Trading System
EUA European Union Allowance, emissions rights issued under the EU ETS
GGAS Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme, a New South Wales policy to reduce emissions
GHG greenhouse gas
HCFC hydrochlorofluorocarbon, a greenhouse gas
HFC hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas
LULUCF land use, land use change and forestry
Mt megatonne (mass, one million metric tonnes)
NGER National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting
NGGI National Greenhouse Gas Inventory
PAT India Perform Achieve Trade
RET Renewable Energy Target
SGER Alberta Specified Greenhouse Emissions Reductions
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change