Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

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Independent review of Australian Carbon Credit Units: final report

The purpose of this review was to ensure Australian Carbon Credit Units and the carbon crediting framework and regulatory standards maintain a strong and credible reputation supported by participants, purchasers and the broader community.

Nature positive plan: better for the environment, better for business

This document forms the Australian government's response the Independent Review of the EPBC Act, conducted by Graeme Samuel in 2021. It sets out the government’s commitment to reform Australia’s environmental laws to better protect, restore and manage Australia's unique environment.
Discussion paper

National Energy Performance Strategy: consultation paper

This consultation paper has been released as part of the development of the National Energy Performance Strategy.

Threatened species action plan 2022-2032

This action plan maps a pathway to recovery for Australia's nation’s threatened wildlife - spanning terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments. It presents a vision to drive practical, on-the-ground efforts, and identifies critical action for the recovery of threatened species and ecological communities guided by experts...
Discussion paper

Safeguard Mechanism reforms: consultation paper

This paper seeks feedback on proposed changes to the Safeguard Mechanism to deliver emissions reductions consistent with Australia’s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement, and strengthen Australia’s competitiveness in a decarbonising global economy.