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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting

Australia Current 2007

The act was introduced to provide a single national framework for reporting greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption and production.

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The Scheme’s legislated objectives are to: underpin the carbon price mechanism; 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 NGER Act requires corporations in Australia that meet specified emissions and energy use thresholds to annually report Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption data. Information collected under the reporting framework informs the liability assessment under the carbon price mechanism. At time of publication, approximately 1100 companies are required to report under the NGER Act.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

GHG emission and energy disclosure

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Climate & GHG emissions, Energy, Environmental Compliance & Risk

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Product & Services Responsibility

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Structure & Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour






Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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