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On 8 February 2013 the Department released the latest quarterly trends for Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
The ability to make informed decisions about how to build in a changing climate has been boosted by the release of a suite of reports.
Australia and the European Commission announced Australia and Europe will be linking their emissions trading systems.
More than $24 million will be distributed to 804 Australian schools to install solar power systems and a range of energy efficiency measures
The GEMS legislation will replace seven state and territory legal frameworks with a single, consistent national law.
Regions planning for the impacts of climate change and the potential adaptation measures they could take will be assisted by new grants.
The Australian Government is committed to action that will safeguard our environment, sustain our society and support our economy.

Tools and Resources

Clean Energy Future

The plan will cut pollution and drive investment, helping to ensure Australia can compete and remain prosperous in the future

A-Z of Government initiatives

Comprehensive listing of climate change and energy efficiency initiatives


Practical tips for saving energy and money, plus access to Australian, state and territory government household rebates and assistance

Clean Energy Regulator

An independent statutory authority that administers new and existing regulatory schemes, increasing the use of clean energy.

Carbon Farming Initiative

Farmers and landholders can earn carbon credits by storing carbon or reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the land.

National Greenhouse Energy and Reporting

National framework for the reporting and dissemination of information around corporation greenhouse gas emissions, projects, energy use and production.

Climate Commission

An independent body that provides information on climate change to the Australian public and Government

Revised Service Charter

Revised Service Charter and new Compliments and complaints policy released.