The Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board (the Board) is established under the Climate Change Authority Act 2011 as part of the Clean Energy Future Plan. The Board provides advice to the Australian Government on a range of Land Sector package measures to help ensure the protection of Australia's ecosystems and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Role of the Board
The Board's role is to:
- advise the Minister/s on implementation of, performance indicators and priorities for research in relation to the Land Sector Package;
- advise the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities on performance indicators, implementation of and guidelines for the Biodiversity Fund; and
- provide guidance on the implementation of the Land Sector Package.
The Board is comprised of a Chair, the Hon Robert Debus AM, and four members who are 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.
- Leading experts appointed to the Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board - media release 28 November 2011
The Board meets three to four times each year and will report annually to Parliament about progress of the Land Sector package.
For enquiries or further information about the Board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org