Climate Change Authority
On 19 March 2020, the Climate Change Authority released its research report Prospering in a low-emissions world: An updated climate policy toolkit for Australia. This report sets out how Australia can further develop its policies to ensure we make our contribution to the global task of reducing emissions, in both the short-term and long-term, and position Australia to take advantage of the opportunities in a world transitioning to net zero emissions.
A summary of the Authority’s findings and recommendations can be found here.
The Climate Change Authority published three 'stocktakes' in 2019 on actions to mitigate emissions by industry and governments in Australia and taking place internationally. These helped to inform the Authority's updated climate policy toolkit report.
The Climate Change Authority provides independent, expert advice on climate change policy.
The Authority's work program for 2020 will focus on
A review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (Carbon Credits legislation) by December 2020, as required under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (Cth) (CFI Act).
Self-initiated research on maximising Australia's trade and investment opportunities in world transitioning to net zero emissions.
The Authority values consultation highly and we look forward to working with others on this important work.
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.