Australia’s Climate Change Policy Review – EDOs of Australia submission, May 2017.

This EDOs of Australia submission outlines 12 main recommendations for the future of Australia’s climate policy, including:

  • Setting long-term and interim reduction targets in climate legislation that will achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals
  • Putting a price on pollution
  • Considering risks and impacts of 2 degrees warming (or higher) when assessing ‘policy impacts’
  • Integrating climate considerations, emissions and targets in National Energy Market laws and decisions
  • Adopt a climate change impact trigger and land-clearing trigger under national environmental law
  • Identifying and reducing subsidies for polluting activities, and support communities in transition
  • Increase government capacity and resourcing for effective climate change responses