Climate Change Authority welcomes Paris climate accord

The Climate Change Authority today welcomed the historic climate accord reached in Paris at the weekend. As anticipated the agreement commits the signatories to be bound to their individual targets with 5 yearly reviews aimed at strengthening the agreement over time.

Above all, the almost 200 nations have committed to a temperature increase "well below" 2 degrees, putting the science at the heart of the policy framework.

The Authority will consider the outcomes from COP21 in Paris in its 3rd and final report on Australia’s climate policy actions due to be released in June 2016. 

Submissions on the Special Review second draft report options paper must be lodged by 19th February 2016.