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A Cleaner Environment - Clean Air

The Australian Government will reach its emissions reduction target through its Direct Action Plan to efficiently and effectively source low cost emissions reductions and improve Australia’s environment. This will be done primarily through our Emissions Reduction Fund.

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Government’s climate action policy. It will work with other incentives under the Direct Action Plan to help meet Australia’s target of reducing emissions by five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020.

Repealing the Carbon Tax

The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, with effect from 1 July 2014.

Solar Towns

The Solar Towns Programme will provide Australian communities with an opportunity to engage at a local level with clean renewable energy, improve local environments, generate a sense of community ownership and self reliance, and improve local community outcomes..

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News

Announcement of the outcomes of the 2015-16 Solar Towns Programme (Round 2). 17 applications were successful under the round.
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Feb
2016
Australia’s second Biennial Report is a comprehensive summary of Australia’s progress towards meeting its commitments under the UNFCCC.
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Dec
2015
Tracking to 2020 is an interim update of Australia’s domestic emissions projections to 2019–20 and shows how Australia is tracking to meet the abatement task associated with the 2020 emissions target.
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Dec
2015

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Australian Government's policy suite to reduce emissions.

A Plan for a Cleaner Environment

Find out more about the Australian Government’s plan for a cleaner environment.