GeelongPort is quitting oversight of its decarbonisation efforts and has ceased buying carbon offsets to reduce its emissions tally.
In 2021 Victoria’s second largest port was the first in the country to be certified carbon neutral through the government backed Climate Active program, but its operators have decided to no longer be a part of the annual audit.
The announcement from the port last week also revealed its purchase of offsets for the 2021-22 financial year will be the last as it works “on delivering a realistic and achievable medium- and long-term carbon reduction plan.”
“This plan will be established by December 2024,” a GeelongPort statement said.
“Carbon reduction is a complex process – and at GeelongPort we want to get it right.
“We are now committed to investigating ways we can reduce our absolute carbon emissions rather than purchasing carbon offsets.”
GeelongPort declined to comment further on its decisions to wind back the carbon reduction measures.
Image: GeelongPort is quitting an annual audit of its emissions reductions (GeelongPort)