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

Released on 1 November 2021, this research report examines the global reorientation in trade and investment that is underway in the transition to net zero emissions, and considers what these trends mean for Australia.

Released on 8 October 2021, this insights paper outlines the Climate Change Authority's strategic framework and priorities for work to ensure Australia can set increasingly ambitious emissions reduction goals that address all sectors of the economy and policies backed by a strong evidence base.

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

Public Consultations

List of News and Media Articles


The Climate Change Authority and the Bureau of Meteorology have today entered into a Strategic Relationship Agreement to enhance and streamline the climate advice provided to Government.

An esteemed panel, comprised of Government, regulatory and corporate leaders from across the Asia Pacific, agreed on the need for a strong carbon trading system in a discussion hosted by the Climate Change Authority at the Australian Pavilion, COP26 in Glasgow.

The need for strong ambition, global action, transparency, integrity and the commercialisation of early-stage emissions reductions technologies. These were the themes from a virtual panel hosted at the Australian Pavilion at COP26, by Climate Change Authority Chairman Grant King, last night (AEDT).