Climate Change Authority

Climate Change Authority

The Authority, established on 1 July 2012, provides independent advice on the operation of Australia’s carbon price, emissions reduction targets, caps and trajectories, and other Australian Government climate change initiatives. The Authority is established under the Climate Change Authority Act 2011.

Carbon Farming Initiative research paper released

The Climate Change Authority released a research paper titled Coverage, Additionality and Baselines, lessons from the Carbon Farming Initiative and other schemes on 3 April 2014. The paper investigates the experiences of Australian and international baseline and credit schemes, and highlights key lessons for the development of the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund.

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Report of the Targets and Progress Review

The Climate Change Authority released the final report of its Targets and Progress Review on 27 February 2014. The Review addresses Australia's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and its progress towards meeting them.

A webinar presenting key findings of the final report was held on Wednesday 5 March.

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