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Various seabirds in flight over North Keeling Island

The Australian Government will reach its emissions reduction target through its Direct Action Plan to efficiently and effectively source low cost emissions reductions and improve Australia’s environment. This will be done primarily through our Emissions Reduction Fund.

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Government’s climate action policy. It will work with other incentives under the Direct Action Plan to help meet Australia’s target of reducing emissions by five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020.

Repealing the Carbon Tax

The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, with effect from 1 July 2014.

Solar Towns

Renewable energy has an important role to play in reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.  The Solar Towns programme will allocate $300,000 each to seven regions to support the uptake of solar technologies. Details will be available on this website prior to the start of the programme.

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Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on facilities, wastewater treatment and transport released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 12 November 2014
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Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on commercial buildings and avoided clearing of native regrowth released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 23 October 2014.
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Australia will host the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney on 12 November 2014.
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Emissions Reduction Fund

The Government has introduced a Bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund.

A Plan for a Cleaner Environment

Find out more about the Australian Government’s plan for a cleaner environment.

Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

In November, Australia will host the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit.