We manage and deliver policies and programs to help Australia respond to climate change.
Our department is working to reduce emissions by:
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is responsible for delivering climate change adaptation, and climate science policy and programs.
The Australian Government is reducing Australia’s emissions by investing in low emissions technologies. This will make low emissions technologies cheaper, and more widely available, so they become the smart choice for businesses and consumers.
Low emissions technologies will underpin Australia’s Long-term Emissions Reduction Strategy. Australia will take this strategy to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
The Technology Investment Roadmap will play an important part in our long-term strategy to reduce emissions. Our annual Low Emissions Technology Statements identify priorities for government and private sector investments to help drive down the cost of critical low emissions technologies.
Under this technology-led approach, we are working with researchers and the private sector to:
Led by Dr Alan Finkel, the Office of the Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology supports and promotes the government’s technology-led approach.
Australia is co-funding low emissions technology research and demonstration projects through strategic international partnerships. We are working with key trading partners including:
We encourage businesses, industries and consumers to reduce their emissions through a number of programs and initiatives.
Australia’s long-term strategy and domestic actions are underpinned by rigorous emissions monitoring and accountability systems.
The government is also developing a regulatory framework for offshore electricity infrastructure projects, including offshore wind and Marinuslink.
Australia has made commitments to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and track progress towards those commitments. We report each year on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Find out how we track and report greenhouse gas emissions.
Find out how we project Australia’s future greenhouse gas emissions.
We work with our portfolio agencies and organisations on climate change initiatives:
Last updated: 8 October 2021
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