The Australian National Registry of Emissions Units (ANREU) is a system designed to meet one of Australia's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. The Protocol requires each country with an emission reduction target to establish a national registry to ensure accurate accounting of the issuance, holding, transfer, acquisition, cancellation, retirement and carry-over of Kyoto units.

The ANREU supports transactions for the carbon pricing mechanism, including buy-back and transfer of carbon units, and allows liable entities to meet their liability under the carbon pricing mechanism.

The ANREU also supports the issuance, holding, transfer, and acquisition of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU's) issued under the Australian Government's Carbon Farming Initiative.

The Clean Energy Regulator is part of the Climate Change Portfolio and administers the carbon pricing mechanism, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System (NGERS), the Carbon Farming Initiative and the Renewable Energy Target. The ANREU is administered by the Clean Energy Regulator to support this legislation.

Organisations or individuals that wish to hold Kyoto units in Australia, or ACCUs are required to have an ANREU account. If you wish to open an account in the ANREU please follow this link:
Get more information on opening an account