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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.

The Authority hosted an online public webinar on the Review of International Offsets on 7 September 2022.

The Minister of Climate Change and Energy announced, on 14 September 2022, the appointment of three new members to the Climate Change Authority.

Achieving the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C requires more than deep cuts to global greenhouse gas emissions. Removing emissions from our atmosphere is critical to complement the sharp reductions needed to meet this goal.