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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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Interested parties are invited to submit information to assist the Department in finalising the legislative instruments detailing the design of the safeguard mechanism.
The Australian Government has agreed a target of 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.
The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule 2015 (No. 1) commenced on 1 August 2015. This Rule amends the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 which was made in February 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.