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 hosted an online public webinar on the Review of International Offsets on 7 September 2022.

The Minister of Climate Change and Energy announced, on 14 September 2022, the appointment of three new members to the Climate Change Authority.

Achieving the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C requires more than deep cuts to global greenhouse gas emissions. Removing emissions from our atmosphere is critical to complement the sharp reductions needed to meet this goal.

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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.