The Climate Change Authority is developing advice on the 2035 emissions reduction targets for Australia’s next Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), as requested by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy. 

In developing its advice, the authority is undertaking analysis across 4 areas:

Infographic detailing the four pillars that underpins the authority's approach to developing its 2035 targets advice to the Government.

You can read more about the authority’s approach in its 2023 consultation papers on:

Australia is due to submit its next NDC under the Paris Agreement in 2025. Under the Climate Change Act 2022 the Australian Government must receive the authority’s advice before submitting Australia’s next emissions reduction targets. We expect to submit our 2035 targets advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I ask another question?

Absolutely! If you have a question about the authority’s work, you can submit it here. We’ll aim to answer as many questions as possible and will regularly update Frequently Asked Questions on this page.

Stay informed and get involved

Our analysis and advice is informed by the insights and expertise that individuals and organisations share with us. You can get involved in several ways:

Register as an expert advisor: analysts at the Climate Change Authority regularly reach out to experts for help with tricky topics. We’re currently compiling a register of experts willing to take questions to inform our targets advice. If you are an expert on emissions reduction targets or the Paris Agreement and would like to share your knowledge and ideas, please submit a short expression of interest outlining your area of expertise to consultation@climatechangeauthority.gov.au 

Make a submission: The authority’s 2024 Issues Paper, Targets, Pathways and Progress(Opens in a new tab/window), was released on 11 April 2024. We invite you to  provide input to our development of advice on Australia’s 2035 emissions reduction targets and sectoral pathways to net zero.

Stay informed: find out more about our work and consultations by subscribing here(Opens in a new tab/window). Many thanks to everyone who has already contributed to the authority’s work. Previous consultation papers and public submissions are available here.

Opportunities to engage with us in 2024:

Alt text: opportunities to engage with the Climate Change Authority in 2024 shown on a horizonal timeline. January – March expert engagement.  Febrary – May roundtables and roadshows. April – May interim paper published early April. Submissions are due in May. May – August webinars to discuss the 2035 targets project. August sectoral pathways review will be submitted and published. October – December 2035 targets advice and 2024 Annual Progress Report submitted and published.

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