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Various seabirds in flight over North Keeling Island

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..

Additional Programmes


Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Industrial Fuel and Energy Efficiency, Aggregated Small Energy Users, Sequestration of carbon in soil using modelled abatement estimates and Fertiliser use efficiency in irrigated cotton released for...
Australia will host the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney on 12 November 2014.
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on facilities, wastewater treatment and transport released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 12 November 2014

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.