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The Climate Change Authority invites you to join a webinar at 11:00am – 12:00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 14 December 2022 to learn about the findings of the CSIRO’s research report on Australia’s carbon sequestration potentia

The Climate Change Authority’s advice to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy for the first Annual Climate Change Statement highlights the need for a momentum shift if Australia is to meet its 2030 and 2050 targets, and for stronger adaptation and resilience efforts. The technologies for meeting the 2030 target exist, but the scale and speed of the task demand greater attention, planning and action. The advice sets out the framework the Authority will employ for reporting on Australia’s progress each year.

The International Climate Councils Network has called for governments to consider establishing independent councils to advise on climate change.

The 2022-23 Budget ensures the Authority is well-placed to fulfil its new responsibilities under the Climate Change Act 2022.

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, has formally requested the Climate Change Authority provide the advice to inform its first Annual Climate Change Statement to Parliament in November 2022.

The Climate Change Authority held a roundtable on 21 September with a small group of technical and industry experts including from universities, industry organisations and government agencies. The roundtable was a solutions-based discussion of ideas to scale-up carbon sequestration in Australia, with a particular focus on the role of governments.