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The Authority has released its first consultation paper of the year: an Issues Paper titled Setting, Tracking and Achieving Australia’s Emission Reduction Targets.

Chair of the Climate Change Authority Grant King and Authority Member Professor Lesley Hughes have penned a joint opinion piece on the role of sequestration in Australia’s decarbonisation pathway.

The Authority has released its insights paper, ‘Reduce, remove and store: The role of carbon sequestration in accelerating Australia’s decarbonisation’.

Recent publications

The Climate Change Authority has released its latest policy Insights Paper, ‘Reduce, remove and store: The role of carbon sequestration in accelerating Australia’s decarbonisation’, following estimates from the Intergover

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.