EDO has made comments on a Climate Change Authority consultation paper about updating policies to meet the Paris Agreement.

In summary, our recommendations are to:

  1. Provide input into the upcoming review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, in relation to the need for a greenhouse gas trigger
  2. Address the need to consider a just transition for communities affected by climate mitigation
  3. Include a review of State and Federal policies and laws which currently incentivise or subsidise increased emissions, entrench fossil fuel technologies or delay a just transition;
  4. Emphasise the need for complementary policies at the State and Commonwealth level
  5. Include an express strategy to address the unique challenges of mitigating agricultural emissions.