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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 will abolish the carbon tax from 1 July 2014. This will lower costs for Australian businesses and ease cost of living pressures for households.
Renewable energy has an important role to play in reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Solar Towns programme, a pilot measure, will allocate $300,000 each to seven regions to support the uptake of solar technologies. Details will be available on this website prior to the start of the programme.
- National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
- Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit
- Global Rainforest Recovery Agreement