The Authority has released its first consultation paper of the year: an Issues Paper titled Setting, Tracking and Achieving Australia’s Emission Reduction Targets.

The Authority is making it easier than ever to have your say across all of the Authority’s current work.

This year, the Authority is working on:

  • Advice on emissions reduction targets for Australia’s next Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement
  • Advice for the Minister for Climate Change and Energy’s Annual Climate Change Statement, i.e. the Authority’s 2023 Annual Progress Report
  • Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (CFI Review)
  • Review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Review).

The purpose of this paper is to initiate an efficient, inclusive, and effective consultation process across these four projects. In it, we are seeking general feedback the Authority’s frameworks for developing advice and more detailed input on a range of issues. The focus on frameworks and crosscutting issues is designed to provide an efficient consultation process for a complex body of work.

We are asking for broad input from the public, from organisations and from experts. We are asking 31 open questions including “what do you think Australia’s 2035 target should be?” and “what more could the Government do to help you reduce your carbon footprint?

To make a submission, please go to our new Consultation Hub(Opens in a new tab/window) to review the paper and have your say on this important work for Australia’s current and future climate policy.

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023

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