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The Climate Change Authority secretariat today welcomed the appointment of a new Chair and members to lead its work advising the Australian Government on climate change policy.

The Government announced a target of 26‑28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 for Australia on 11 August 2015. This statement sets out the Authority’s observations on the target.

The Climate Change Authority released its Final Report on Australia’s Future Emissions Reduction Targets on 2 July 2015.

The Authority is seeking feedback on its proposed approach to electricity sector modelling.

The Climate Change Authority released the first draft report of the Special Review of Australia’s climate change policies and goals in April 2015.

The Climate Change Authority is today releasing a paper on how recourse to international ‘units’ can assist countries, including Australia, to meet their emissions reduction targets, and contribute to the goal of limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius, compared with pre-industrial levels.