2022-23 Budget outcome a boost to the Authority
The Climate Change Authority welcomes the Government’s 2022-23 Budget announcement of a significant boost in the Authority’s funding. The ‘Restoring the Climate Change Authority’ budget measure provides the Authority with an additional $42.6 million over 4 years from 2022–23. The increase in annual funding is ongoing.
The funding will allow the Authority to continue delivering on its existing statutory obligations as well as on its new responsibilities under the Climate Change Act 2022 - providing the Government with advice for the Annual Climate Change Statement to Parliament and on emissions reductions targets for Australia’s future nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement.
The additional resourcing, the Authority’s new functions under the Climate Change Act 2022 and the recent appointments of three additional members ensure the Authority is well-placed to provide independent climate advice and to improve the effectiveness and transparency of Australia’s response to climate change.