Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Australian Government's Direct Action Plan. The Emissions Reduction Fund will operate alongside existing programmes that are already working to reduce Australia's emissions growth such as the Renewable Energy Target and energy efficiency standards on appliances, equipment and buildings. The Emissions Reduction Fund will provide incentives for emissions reduction activities across the Australian economy.

Introduction of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014

On 18 June 2014 the Government introduced to Parliament a bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 will expand the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

Public consultation

The Clean Energy Regulator has released an exposure draft of the Carbon Abatement Contract to be used for the Emissions Reduction Fund, and an accompanying discussion paper. The public consultation period closes on 18 July 2014. For details visit the Clean Energy Regulator

The design of the Emissions Reduction Fund has been finalised in the Emissions Reduction Fund White Paper, released on 24 April 2014. The policy positions contained in the White Paper were developed in consultation with business and the community through submissions made in response to the Emissions Reduction Fund Terms of Reference and Green Paper.

The Government has consulted on the exposure draft legislation. Information about the outcome of this process and non-confidential submissions are now available.

The design of the Emissions Reduction Fund has also been guided by an Expert Reference Group which provided high-level advice.

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News

On 18 June 2014 the Government introduced to Parliament a bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 will expand the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.
18
Jun
2014
The Emissions Reduction Fund exposure draft legislation is now open for public comment. Comments close 23 May 2014.
09
May
2014
The White Paper sets out the Government’s final positions on the design, implementation and ongoing development of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
24
Apr
2014
Interested parties are invited to make submissions on the exposure draft of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Regulation 2014 (the draft regulation) by 2 May 2014.
11
Apr
2014
The first edition of the Emissions Reduction Fund Update newsletter is now available. The newsletter provides regular updates on the implementation of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
11
Feb
2014