Reporting gross emissions reduction
Climate Active certification at present is based on reaching carbon neutrality, which relies on offsetting any emissions that participating entities do not reduce in other ways. There is not however any requirement for members to demonstrate a minimum level of gross emissions reduction.
Climate Active would require participating entities to set a near-term (between 2025-2035) and long-term (between 2040 and 2050) gross emissions reduction target that covers Scope 1, 2 and 3.
Replacing "carbon neutral" status
The Government proposes to replace “carbon neutral” with a new term and seeks input from stakeholders as to what term might be appropriate.
Mandating renewable energy consumption
There is no requirement for participants of the program to source a minimum amount of renewable electricity or set their emissions liability using the market-based approach. It is proposed that participating entities seeking certification will be required to source a minimum percentage of renewable electricity.