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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