Land Sector Package

The Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board

Frequently asked questions

What is the Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board?

The Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board (the Board) is established under the Climate Change Authority Act 2011 (the Act), to provide advice to the Australian Government on the implementation of the Land Sector Package which is part of the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Plan.

How does the Board provide advice?

The Board holds regular meetings at which they consider and review the implementation of the Land Sector Package measures. These items can include, but are not limited to, reviewing draft guidelines, assessment plans and performance indicators for each measure.

Who does the Board report to?

The Board reports to Parliament annually and assists the following three Ministers in providing advice on implementation of the Land Sector Package measures:

What is the Land Sector Package?

The Land Sector Package ($1.7 billion over six years) is part of the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Plan which sets out a long-term plan to reshape the Australian economy, cut carbon pollution, and drive innovation and investment in new clean energy sources such as solar, gas and wind. This includes:

Who appoints the Board members?

The Board is jointly appointed by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, in consultation with the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

How are Board members selected?

Board members are appointed by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in consultation with the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency based on their experience and/or knowledge in at least one of the following fields:

How often does the Board meet?

The Board meets three to four times each financial year.