The Climate Change Authority has released this consultation paper to assist individuals and organisations to prepare submissions to inform the authority’s review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund. It outlines:
· the scope of the work
· matters on which the authority is seeking comment and information
· how to make a submission.
This consultation paper identifies matters that the authority considers most pertinent to this work, but comments on any other issues that participants consider relevant are also welcome. Submissions close 29 September 2017.
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The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Climate Change Authority have prepared a joint report to provide advice on policies to enhance power system security and to reduce electricity prices, consistent with achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets in the Paris Agreement.
This issues paper aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.
The overall finding is an essential message for New Zealand – the transition to a low emissions economy is achievable, but will be challenging. Effort is required across many areas. Stable and credible climate policy is essential for long-term change.