NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: AIR QUALITY ACT 39 OF 2004: METHODOLOGICAL GUIDELINES FOR QUANTIFICATION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS – CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY
Notice Title: National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 (“NEMAQA”): Methodological Guidelines for Quantification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Carbon Sequestration in the Forestry Industry
Government Notice: GN 1700 in GG 45816 on 28 January 2022
Commencing date: 28 January 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”) in terms of section 12 of the NEMAQA, read with regulation 10 of the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations, GNR 275 of 3 April 2017, as amended, published the Methodological Guidelines for quantification of greenhouse gas emissions – carbon sequestration in the forestry industry for implementation.
These Guidelines aim to provide recommendations on the accounting approach to be adopted by the DFFE to include carbon sequestration from plantation forests into the annual company tax accounting process. It also proposes a supporting set of rules and methods for measuring, reporting and verifying the associated GHG emissions and removals.
The MRV tool complimenting the Methodological Guidelines can be accessed at the following link:
For a copy of the Government Notice click here
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
Employers operating within the forestry section must take note of the Guideline.
For assistance or queries please contact Jan Nel at email@example.com.