Previous consultations

All previous consultation processes are listed below with links through to the relevant section of the submissions received page where each submission is listed by author and can be downloaded.

On 7 March 2022, the Authority released a consultation paper to help inform its special review into international carbon offsets.

The Authority is required to review the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) every three years and previously reviewed the ERF in 2014 and 2017.

The Authority's updated advice will seek to provide recommendations that ensure Australia is well-placed to meet its 2030 emissions target and that are consistent with meeting subsequent targets with enhanced ambition that put Australia on a path

Consultation on stocktake reports on actions to mitigate emissions by industry and governments in Australia, and internationally

31 July 2018: The Climate Change Authority has released a consultation paper on its operational review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation.

6 March 2018: The Authority tasked by the Government to review the Commissioner's role in 2018.

31 August 2017: The Authority has released a consultation paper on its Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund.

10 September 2017: the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, on 10 April 2017 asked the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Climate Change Authority to jointly provide advice on policies to enhance power system security and to reduce electricity prices consistent with achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets in the Paris Agreement.

On 9 March 2017, the Authority released an issues paper for consultation called Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability.

The Climate Change Authority released the second draft report of its Special Review on Australia’s climate goals and policies in November 2015.

As part of its Special Review, the Authority is using modelling to help compare a range of illustrative policies for reducing electricity sector emissions. The Authority consulted on the proposed approach to the modelling.

The Climate Change Authority released the first draft report of the Special Review in April 2015, and invited submissions from interested parties. The Authority also drew on submissions received in response to the Authority’s March 2015 call for comments.

The Climate Change Authority released its review of the Carbon Farming Initiative on 22 December 2014.

The Climate Change Authority released its second review of the Renewable Energy Target on 22 December 2014.

The Draft Report presents a set of short, medium and long-term emissions reduction goals for Australia for consultation.The Draft Reports presents two sets of options for Australia’s emissions reduction pathway to 2030 for comment: one based on a 2020 target of 15 per cent (on 2000 levels) and the other on a 2020 target of 25 per cent.

19 December 2012: The Authority has released its first review of the Renewable Energy Target.