Previous consultations

Economic Modelling Consultation(Opens in a new tab/window)

The authority released an economic modelling consultation paper, Economic modelling of Australia’s potential emissions reduction pathwayson 18 August 2023. Consultation on the paper closed on 15 September 2023.

The authority received 21 submissions in response to this paper from a range of stakeholders, including individuals, businesses, peak bodies, industry groups, governments and non-profit organisations.

Public submissions to the consultation paper can be viewed here(Opens in a new tab/window).

NGER Scheme Survey(Opens in a new tab/window)

The authority opened its survey on the NGER Scheme on 17 August 2023, with the response period closing 15 September 2023. 

The authority received 69 responses from a range of stakeholders including individuals, corporations and organisations. 

Public responses can be viewed here(Opens in a new tab/window).

Regional and Rural Consultation

In June 2023 the authority visited 5 regional and rural locations across Australia and connected with communities to gain valuable insights, local knowledge, and diverse perspectives to inform advice to the Australian Government on tackling climate change.

Issues Paper: Setting, tracking and achieving Australia's emissions reduction targets(Opens in a new tab/window)

The authority released its Issues Paper:  Setting, tracking and achieving Australia's emissions reduction targets on 18 May 2023.  Consultation closed on 30 June 2023.

The authority received 323 submissions from a range of stakeholders, including individuals, businesses, peak bodies, industry groups, governments and non-profit organisations.

Public submissions to the issues paper were released 6 November 2023 and can be viewed here(Opens in a new tab/window).

Review of international offsets

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

2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund

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

Prospering in a low-emissions world: Updating the Authority's advice on meeting Australia's Paris Agreement commitments

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 mitigation actions stocktake reports

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

2018 Review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act

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

2018 Review of the National Wind Farm Commissioner

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

2017 Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative and the Emissions Reduction Fund

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

Towards the next generation: delivering affordable, secure and lower emissions power

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.

Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability – an issues paper

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.

Draft report on Australia's climate policy options

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

Comparing emissions reduction policies for the electricity sector

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.

Australia’s future emissions reduction targets

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.

Carbon Farming Initiative Review

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

2014 Renewable Energy Target Review

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

Targets and Progress Review Draft Report

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.

2012 Renewable Energy Target Review

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

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