The authority has today released its 2023-24 Corporate Plan, outlining its activities for the next four years. 

Corporate Plan 2023-24 [PDF] [WORD]. 

In his opening statement, the chair of the authority Mr Grant King noted that the plan reflects a substantially expanded role and work program for the authority, spanning existing and new statutory responsibilities, and backed by a restored capacity to deliver. 

“Domestically, climate concern and ambition need to translate into real traction and momentum by governments, business and communities working together. While responding to these challenges is a collective priority, the burden of change needs to fall fairly. We need to be mindful of vulnerable groups and critically-exposed sectors, and be at our creative best in finding solutions and seizing opportunities to successfully achieve our net zero goals,” Mr King said.

Looking ahead to the next twelve months, the authority will:

  • Provide its second Annual Progress Report on progress towards emissions reduction targets, which will support Minister Bowen’s 2023 Annual Climate Statement to Parliament.
  • Complete and report on statutory reviews of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, and the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.
  • Progress advice on sectoral emissions reduction pathways to net zero, expected to be commissioned in late 2023 by a parliamentary referral.
  • Continue working on advice for Australia’s 2035 emissions reduction targets under its next Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement, due to be submitted to the government in late 2024.

“In all our work, the authority seeks to embody its values of independence; broad and meaningful outreach and engagement; excellence in research and analysis; transparency; and good governance and accountability,” CEO Brad Archer said.

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