Climate Change Authority


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The Climate Change Authority Act 2011 requires the Authority to review particular climate change policies and initiatives and report to the Minister responsible for climate change and the Australian Parliament.

Targets and Progress Review

The Climate Change Authority released its Targets and Progress Review on 27 February 2014. The report considered Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and its progress toward meeting them. The Authority adopted a budget approach and recommended a coordinated set of emissions reduction goals for the short, medium and long term.

Renewable Energy Target

The Climate Change Authority completed its first review of the Renewable Energy Target in December 2012.

Carbon Farming Initiative study

The Climate Change Authority has a statutory obligation to conduct a review of the Carbon Farming Initiative by the end of 2014. As a first step, the Authority is conducting a study of the Carbon Farming Initiative.