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Updating Climate Change Authority Advice on meeting the Paris Agreement

Updating Climate Change Authority Advice on meeting the Paris AgreementEDOs of Australia submission

August 2019 - Download

EDOs of Australia 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.

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