Climate Change Authority

Climate Change Authority

The Climate Change Authority provides independent, expert advice on climate change policy. The Authority is established under the Climate Change Authority Act 2011.

Consultation open for 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund

On 14 April 2020, the Climate Change Authority released a consultation paper on its 2020 review of the Emissions Reduction Fund

To inform the Authority’s review, we are inviting organisations, businesses and individuals to provide input.

The Authority recognises the severe disruption caused by Covid-19 and acknowledges this may be a difficult time for some to contribute a submission. In order to assist, we are providing a range of flexible consultation options.

Prospering in a low-emissions world: An updated climate policy toolkit for Australia

On 19 March 2020, the Climate Change Authority released its research report Prospering in a low-emissions world: An updated climate policy toolkit for Australia. This report sets out how Australia can further develop its policies to ensure we make our contribution to the global task of reducing emissions, in both the short-term and long-term, and position Australia to take advantage of the opportunities in a world transitioning to net zero emissions.

A summary of the Authority’s findings and recommendations can be found here.

Information on climate change

The Climate Change Authority has prepared a series of fact sheets to provide information on a range of climate change issues.

 

Reports on actions to mitigate emissions by industry and governments in Australia and taking place internationally

The Climate Change Authority published three 'stocktakes' in 2019 on actions to mitigate emissions by industry and governments in Australia and taking place internationally. These helped to inform the Authority's updated climate policy toolkit report.

Work program for 2020

The Climate Change Authority provides independent, expert advice on climate change policy.

The Authority's work program for 2020 will focus on

A review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (Carbon Credits legislation) by December 2020, as required under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (Cth) (CFI Act).

  • The Authority will consult publicly in the first part of 2020 as part of the review.

Self-initiated research on maximising Australia's trade and investment opportunities in world transitioning to net zero emissions.

  • The Authority will commence public consultations for this report mid-year.

The Authority values consultation highly and we look forward to working with others on this important work.

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