Australia releases National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy

The Australian Government has set the path for future climate resilience, with the release today of a national strategy. Today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, I launched Australia’s National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy that builds on our nation’s innovative response to extreme weather and climate variability. The strategy gives Australia…

Goverment helping cut power bills and enissions with $250 million for clean technology

Local governments across Australia will play an important part in helping Australia meet its emissions target with $250 million under the Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). The new CEFC Local Government Finance Program will encourage Australia’s 560 local councils to invest in clean technology across their operations, ranging from street lights to solar panels…

Media Release- $1.2 million allocated for Coral Triangle Initiative grants

Australia’s work in protecting oceans from climate change and other impacts was highlighted at an event at the Paris climate change conference today. The event showcased three regional initiatives to protect oceans – the Coral Triangle Initiative, the Micronesia Challenge and the Caribbean Challenge. Australia has long supported the Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reefs,…

Boosting incentives for voluntary action to reduce emissions

Ahead of climate talks in Paris, the Government is working to increase participation in the Carbon Neutral Program by boosting opportunities for participants and enhancing consumer recognition of carbon neutral leaders. “The Australian Government has entered into an agreement with the Carbon Market Institute to provide information on the Carbon Neutral Program via a series…