Tools and resources

You can find out more about Climate Active with the following resources:

The Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard

Formerly known as the National Carbon Offset Standard, this document sets out the minimum requirements for calculating, reducing, offsetting, auditing and reporting on emissions based on international standards and tailored to Australia.

Standards are available for business operations, products and services, events, precincts and buildings

Eligible offset units

A list of offset units that are eligible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to establish carbon neutral is available at Appendix A of the above Standards. 

Register of consultants

For most certification types, you will be required to use a registered consultant. Climate Active has a register of consultants that can provide technical assistance with your certification.

Technical guidance manual

This manual will help you with your carbon neutral application and reporting. It covers the step by step processes for each certification category, calculating your emission boundary, purchasing and reporting on offsets, and compliance procedures.

Certification for buildings

Carbon neutral certification for buildings can be sought through the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS)  and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) 

Electricity accounting

The Electricity Accounting paper details how to account for and report a business’s electricity emissions under a Climate Active carbon neutral claim.

View the Electricity Accounting paper [237KB PDF] [134KBDOCX]