Consultation open for 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund
The Climate Change Authority has released a paper for consultation on its 2020 review of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
In this review, the Authority is considering the overall performance of the ERF, and has identified the following areas of focus based on previous reviews and consultation undertaken for the recent Prospering in a low emissions world report:
Maintaining integrity and optimising governance
Managing risks to abatement
Opportunities for enhancing outcomes
The Authority is open to considering other matters through this review and welcomes all views on how the ERF is performing and/or how its operation could be improved.
The Authority recognises the severe disruption caused by Covid-19 and acknowledges this may be a difficult time for some to contribute a submission. In order to assist, we are providing a range of options for consultation set out below.
Lodging written submissions
To inform this legislated review we encourage individuals and organisations to provide submissions by 20 May 2020.
If you would like to provide a written submission, you can do this by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org together with a cover sheet indicating whether your submission is made in confidence. Submissions made in confidence will not be published on the Authority's website.
If you intend to make a written submission but will require additional time beyond 20 May 2020, please contact the Authority at email@example.com
Submissions to previous reviews
In conducting this review, the Authority will consider relevant submissions to our recent report Prospering in a low emissions world: An updated climate policy toolkit for Australia. If you made such a submission, it does not need to be re-submitted.
If you have made a submission to a different panel or department and you would like the Authority to consider the same information as part of this review, you are invited to email that submission to the Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org together with a cover sheet indicating whether your submission is made in confidence. Submissions made in confidence will not be published on the Authority's website.
The Authority will also be undertaking targeted consultation with stakeholders to complement the written submissions. If you would like to be part of these discussions either in addition to or as an alternative to making a written submission, please contact us at email@example.com
All previous consultation processes are listed below with links through to the relevant section of the submissions received page where each submission is listed by author and can be downloaded.
Updating the Authority's advice on meeting Australia's Paris Agreement commitments
On 11 July 2019, the Climate Change Authority released a consultation paper on updating the Authority's previous advice on meeting the Paris Agreement.
Input on the three stocktakes
On 11 July 2019, the Climate Change Authority released its stocktake of drivers for, and actions by, industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, including new and emerging low emissions technologies.
On 8 March 2019, the Climate Change Authority released its stocktakes of Australian and international climate change policies. The Authority welcomes input on the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in them and any relevant additional information.
This information can be provided as part of a submission to the Authority on updating advice to the Government or it can be provided separately. If you would like to discuss the stocktakes, please contact the Climate Change Authority on freecall 1800 475 869 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation
On 31 July 2018, the Climate Change Authority released a consultation paper on its operational review of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation.
Review of the National Wind Farm Commissioner
The Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, has asked the Climate Change Authority to conduct a review of the role of the National Wind Farm Commissioner.
At the time the National Wind Farm Commissioner was established, the Government said it would review the role in 2018. This review responds to that undertaking.
Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund
On 31 August 2017, the Climate Change Authority released a consultation paper Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund.The Authority is required to review the CFI and the ERF every three years.
Towards the next generation: delivering affordable, secure and lower emissions power
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Climate Change Authority prepared a joint report, Towards the next generation: delivering affordable, secure and lower emissions powerand invited submissions from interested parties. The AEMC and the Authority also drew on submissions received in response to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (the Finkel Review) and the Authority's Special Review completed in 2016.
Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability – an issues paper
On 9 March 2017, the Authority released the issues paper Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability. Submissions were invited from interested parties.
Draft report on Australia's climate policy options
Comparing emissions reduction policies for the electricity sector
As part of its Special Review, the Authority is using modelling to help compare a range of illustrative policies for reducing electricity sector emissions. The Authority consulted on the proposed approach to the modelling.
Australia’s future emissions reduction targets
The Climate Change Authority released the first draft report of the Special Review in April 2015, and invited submissions from interested parties. The Authority also drew on submissions received in response to the Authority’s March 2015 call for comments.
Carbon Farming Initiative Review
The Climate Change Authority released its review of the Carbon Farming Initiative on 22 December 2014.
2014 Renewable Energy Target Review
The Climate Change Authority released its second review of the Renewable Energy Target on 22 December 2014.
Targets and Progress Review
The Climate Change Authority released the final report of its Targets and Progress Review on 27 February 2014.
View the submissions received in response to the Draft report released in October 2013 and the Issues paper released in April 2013.
2012 Renewable Energy Target Review
The Authority completed the 2012 Renewable Energy Target review in December 2012.
View written feedback received in response to the discussion paper.
View formal submissions in response to the issues paper.
Stakeholder consultation meetings were held in Melbourne and Sydney in early November 2012 on the RET review discussion paper.
View the Authority’s summary of the meetings.