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 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

The Climate Change Authority’s advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy for the first Annual Climate Change Statement highlights the need for a momentum shift if Australia is to meet its 2030 and 2050 targets, and for stronger adaptation and resilience efforts. The technologies for meeting the 2030 target exist, but the scale and speed of the task demand greater attention, planning and action. The advice sets out the framework the Authority will employ for reporting on Australia’s progress each year.

The International Climate Councils Network has called for governments to consider establishing independent councils to advise on climate change.

Public Consultations

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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.