Government formally requests climate change statement advice

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, has formally requested the Climate Change Authority provide advice to inform the first Annual Climate Change Statement to Parliament, as set out in the Climate Change Act 2022 (the Act).

The Act requires that the Minister deliver an Annual Climate Change Statement to Parliament, following the Climate Change Authority providing advice relating to that Statement.

The Authority’s first Annual Statement Advice will focus on:

  • key strategic considerations for the first Annual Statement
  • the framework the Authority will employ to assess, in detail, Australia’s progress on climate targets and policy for future annual statement advice
  • establishing some baselines for future assessments.

This first Annual Statement Advice draws on consultation, analysis and insights from the Authority’s recent reports. For the next and subsequent Annual Statement Advice, the Authority will undertake public consultation, as required under the Act.

The Authority expects to submit its first Annual Statement Advice to the Minister in November 2022.

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