Overview of Submissions Received
The Climate Change Authority is reviewing the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation. This legislation underpins:
the mandatory reporting by companies of emissions and energy data to the Australian Government; and
the safeguard mechanism, which places emissions limits on large emitters.
We published a consultation paper on 31 July 2018.
We have consulted widely to inform our understanding of which aspects of the legislation are working well and where there are opportunities for improvement.
We received 40 submissions on our consultation paper and have met with over 100 individuals from more than 80 organisations so far. We thank those who have taken the time to share their expertise and knowledge with us.
We have met with and received submissions from:
companies across a range of sectors that have obligations under the reporting scheme and safeguard,
service providers that assist companies in meeting their obligations,
individuals and groups that use the data reported, and
the government bodies that administer the legislation or use the data reported.
FIGURE 1: WHO THE AUTHORITY SPOKE WITH
The Authority is now focused on finalising the review. It will be based on the Authority’s own research and analysis and informed by the extensive consultation the Authority has undertaken as well as the submissions received. The Authority will publish the review, which will include findings and recommendations, by 31 December 2018.
We have put together an overview of the information gathered through consultations and submissions. 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.
Please note the overview is intended to reflect the feedback we have received so far. It does not reflect the views of the Authority but rather the different views of stakeholders.
TABLE 1: SUBMISSIONS