The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme was introduced in 2007 to provide data and accounting in relation to greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption and production. The Scheme’s legislated objectives are to:
•inform policy-making and the Australian public
•meet Australia’s international reporting obligations
•provide a single national reporting framework for energy and emissions reporting.
The Department of the Environment has formal oversight of the NGER Scheme and responsibility for tracking progress against Australia’s target under the Kyoto Protocol. The Department will fulfill this role by ensuring that NGER Scheme legislation continues to support emissions reduction policies and by conducting research to inform policy makers and the public.
Industry sectors covered by the instrument
Organizations covered by the instrument
All organizations except those in the public sector
Type of instrument
Mandatory or voluntary
The geographical scope