Safeguard paper released for consultation: government to achieve targets

The Australian Government is seeking public feedback on options for the planned Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism. The safeguard mechanism will ensure that abatement achieved under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is not offset by rises in emissions elsewhere in the economy. Implementation of the crediting and purchasing components of the ERF are already underway,…

Consultation invited on review of the National Carbon Offset Standard

The Australian Government has released a consultation paper on the review of the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) and the Carbon Neutral Program. The NCOS provides companies the opportunity to voluntarily offset their carbon emissions and gain Government approved carbon neutral certification under the Carbon Neutral Program. The NCOS helps businesses to calculate their carbon…

Long Term Sustainability Plan for Australia’s Iconic Great Barrier Reef

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON TONY ABBOTT, PRIME MINISTER, HON ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP, PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND & HON DR STEVEN MILES MP, QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Commonwealth and Queensland governments today released the most comprehensive plan ever developed to secure the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef for generations to come.…