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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Cover of Australia's response to climate change - WSSD 2002 fact sheet

Australia's response to climate change

WSSD 2002 fact sheet
Environment Australia, August 2002

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About the fact sheet

Australia is committing almost A$1 billion to addressing the threat posed by greenhouse. This level of expenditure, coupled with the commitments made by states and territories, places Australia among the leading nations addressing climate change.

The Australian Government will continue to develop and invest in domestic programs to meet the target agreed to at Kyoto of limiting greenhouse emissions to 108 per cent of 1990 levels over the period 2008 - 2012 (equal to Australia's Kyoto target).

Australia is working with other countries to address climate change and will continue to work with developing nations, industry, business and science to create effective climate change solutions.