Climate Change Authority
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:
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.
The Climate Change Authority is reviewing the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation. We have consulted widely to inform our understanding of which aspects of the legislation are working well and whether there are opportunities for improvement. We have put together an overview of the information gathered through discussions and submissions on our consultation paper. We encourage you to have a look at it and the submissions and get in contact if you have additional evidence you wish to provide or other issues you wish to raise.
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 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’.
On 11 December 2017, the Climate Change Authority released the final report on its review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The Authority found that the ERF is performing well, and creating incentives for new domestic emissions reductions at low cost that will contribute to Australia’s targets under the Paris Agreement.
A summary fact sheet that explains the ERF and the Authority’s findings and recommendations to enhance the ERF can be found here.
The Authority is required to review the Carbon Farming Initiative and the ERF every three years.