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Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund

The Climate Change Authority is undertaking a review that will focus on the operational aspects of the ERF. The Authority is keen to understand from stakeholders how the ERF is performing and whether any improvements should be made to the operation, administration, design and governance of the ERF.

On 31 August 2017, the Authority released a consultation paper, Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Submissions are invited until 29 September 2017.

The Authority will also be drawing on relevant submissions made to the Authority’s issues paper, Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability (released in March 2017) and to the Department of the Environment and Energy’s 2017 Review of Australia’s climate change policies.

How to make a submission

Submissions may range from a short letter outlining your views on a particular topic to a more substantial document covering evidence related to the range of issues covered by the review.

All submissions except those made in confidence will be published on the Authority's website.

For submissions made by individuals, all personal details other than your name and the state or territory in which you reside will be removed from your submission before it is published.

Submitting via email

Submitting via post

Climate Change Authority
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2600


Should you require further information about making a submission, please contact the Climate Change Authority on freecall 1800 475 869 or via email at

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Previous consultations

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