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.

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The Authority has tabled and published its 2021-22 Annual Report.

You can find a copy of the Annual Report here on our website and as well as the Government's Transparency Portal


The Authority held a webinar on 14 December on the findings of the CSIRO's technical report into Australia's carbon sequestration potential.

The first-ever stocktake of Australia’s carbon sequestration potential is an important step in building our understanding of the role it plays in Australia’s decarbonisation pathway. However, there is no silver bullet. A portfolio of approaches would be required to meaningfully increase carbon sequestration and help achieve Australia’s emissions reduction targets.

The Climate Change Authority invites you to join a webinar at 11:00am – 12:00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 14 December 2022 to learn about the findings of the CSIRO’s research report on Australia’s carbon sequestration potentia

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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.