Climate Change Authority

Climate Change Authority

The Climate Change Authority provides independent, expert advice on climate change policy. The Authority is established under the Climate Change Authority Act 2011.

Stocktakes of Australian and global climate change policies

On 8 March 2019, the Climate Change Authority released its stocktakes of Australian and international climate change policies.

Along with other research and analysis, they will assist the Authority to update its advice to the Australian Government on policies to meet Australia's emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement.

The Authority welcomes input on the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in the stocktakes and any relevant additional information.

Forward work program

The Climate Change Authority provides independent, expert advice on climate change policy.

The Authority has developed a forward work program to assist in providing and updating its advice.

As next steps, we will examine the:

  • actions being taken by industry to position themselves for a carbon constrained future
  • strategies other countries are using to achieve their emissions reduction goals
  • policies and programs that are currently in place at the Commonwealth and state and territory government levels to reduce emissions.

This work will also consider how technologies to reduce emissions are evolving overtime.

The Authority values consultation highly and we look forward to working with others on this important work.

Review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation - final report

On 21 December 2018, the Climate Change Authority released its review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation. The Authority found the legislation is working well, meeting its objectives and enjoys broad support from industry, governments and others.

A summary fact sheet that outlines the Authority's findings and recommendations to reduce costs and enhance adminsitration of the legislation can be found here.

Review of the National Wind Farm Commissioner

On 31 May 2018, the Climate Change Authority released the Review of the National Wind Farm Commissioner. The National Wind Farm Commissioner was appointed by the Australian Government in late 2015 in response to community concerns about wind farms. At that time, the Government said it would review the role in 2018. The Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, asked the Authority to conduct this review in response to that undertaking.

Reaping the Rewards: a research report

Reaping the Rewards is a research report that explores ways landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits’.

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