Consultation open for 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund

The Climate Change Authority has released a paper for consultation on its 2020 review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

In this review, the Authority is considering the overall performance of the ERF, and has identified the following areas of focus based on previous reviews and consultation undertaken for the recent Prospering in a low emissions world report:

  • Maintaining integrity and optimising governance

  • Managing risks to abatement

  • Opportunities for enhancing outcomes

The Authority is open to considering other matters through this review and welcomes all views on how the ERF is performing and/or how its operation could be improved.

The Authority recognises the severe disruption caused by Covid-19 and acknowledges this may be a difficult time for some to contribute a submission. In order to assist, we are providing a range of options for consultation set out below.

Lodging written submissions

To inform this legislated review we encourage individuals and organisations to provide submissions by 20 May 2020.

If you would like to provide a written submission, you can do this by emailing it to submission@climatechangeauthority.gov.au together with a cover sheet indicating whether your submission is made in confidence. Submissions made in confidence will not be published on the Authority's website.

If you intend to make a written submission but will require additional time beyond 20 May 2020, please contact the Authority at enquiries@climatechangeauthority.gov.au

Submissions to previous reviews

In conducting this review, the Authority will consider relevant submissions to our recent report Prospering in a low emissions world: An updated climate policy toolkit for Australia. If you made such a submission, it does not need to be re-submitted.

If you have made a submission to a different panel or department and you would like the Authority to consider the same information as part of this review, you are invited to email that submission to the Authority at submission@climatechangeauthority.gov.au together with a cover sheet indicating whether your submission is made in confidence. Submissions made in confidence will not be published on the Authority's website.

Targeted consultation

The Authority will also be undertaking targeted consultation with stakeholders to complement the written submissions. If you would like to be part of these discussions either in addition to or as an alternative to making a written submission, please contact us at enquiries@climatechangeauthority.gov.au

Consultation paper PDF  Word

Submission cover sheet PDF  Word