CLIMATE CHANGE AUTHORITY

The Authority is an independent statutory body established under the Climate Change Authority Act 2011 to provide expert advice to the Australian Government on climate change, by conducting regular and specifically commissioned reviews and undertaking targeted climate change research.

The Authority has released its Review of International Offsets which calls for publication of a National Carbon Market Strategy.

 

The review provides the Authority’s advice on the use of international carbon offsets in the context of the Paris Agreement, focusing on Australia’s Climate Active program and the Indo-Pacific Carbon Offsets Scheme.

 

See Review of International Offsets

News

11 August 2022: The Climate Change Authority’s Review of International Offsets finds the international carbon market is still evolving in response to the Paris Agreement and calls for publication of a National Carbon Market Strategy that makes the most of this opportunity for Australia to accelerate ambition on emissions reduction.

The Climate Change Authority’s latest considerations in its Review of International Offsets are now available in the slide pack below.

The Climate Change Authority has today commenced public consultation on its review of the assessment principles for international offsets.

Public Consultations

There are currently no open Consultations

Recent publications

The review provides the Authority’s advice on the use of international carbon offsets in the context of the Paris Agreement, focusing on the Australian Government’s Climate Active program and Indo-Pacific Carbon Offsets Scheme.

15 December 2021: This Insights Paper outlines how Australian economic data could evolve to help policymakers, business and communities navigate the transition to a net zero world.

1 November 2021: This research report examines the global reorientation in trade and investment underway in the transition to net zero emissions, and what this means for Australia.