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

About the Authority

The Authority is an independent statutory body established to provide expert advice to the Australian Government on climate change mitigation initiatives, including through conducting regular and specifically commissioned reviews and through undertaking climate change research.

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Recent publications

On 9 October the Authority released its 2020 review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

On 17 July 2020, the Climate Change Authority released a new report, Economic recovery, resilience and prosperity after the coronavirus. This report identifies measures previously proposed by the Authority that could contribute to a ‘triple-win' economic stimulus package in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

This research report outlines how Australia can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet not only its 2030 Paris Agreement target but also subsequent, more ambitious targets, and prosper in a world transitioning to net zero emissions.

Public Consultations

List of News and Media Articles


The Climate Change Authority is pleased to launch its 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2022 (Reflect RAP). 

The Authority today publishes its Corporate Plan 2021-22.

The Climate Change Authority’s new Chair has provided some initial insights and observations on the climate change