The Climate Change Authority (the Authority) has released an Issues Paper – Setting, tracking and achieving Australia’s emissions reduction target, May 2023 (the Paper) focused on the four interrelated projects the Authority is undertaking this year:
1. Advice on emissions reduction targets for Australia’s next Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)
under the Paris Agreement;
2. Advice for the Minister for Climate Change and Energy’s Annual Climate Change Statement, i.e., the 2023 Annual Progress Report;
3. Review of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (CFI Review); and
4. Review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Review).
In responding to the issues raised in the Paper, the Council will respond to selected questions for consideration.