The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6) brings together Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States of America to address the challenges of climate change, energy security and air pollution in a way that encourages economic development and reduces poverty. This site is the Australia partner sub-site maintained by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.
The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research will provide a coordinated approach to the areas of weather and climate research in Australia. The Centre is an equal partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. Weather and climate researchers from both organisations will work to unlock the mysteries of climate change and to investigate the resulting challenges and opportunities.
The Australian Government’s comprehensive plan for securing a clean energy future includes the new carbon pricing mechanism, renewable energy, energy efficiency and land initiatives, as well as household, business and community support.
Links to programs and initiatives to reduce carbon pollution, introduce a carbon price, and invest in renewable energy.
Climate change in Australia is based upon international climate change research including conclusions from the IPCC's fourth assessment report. CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have developed climate change projections for Australia in order to understand the likely magnitude of climate change and the possible impacts.
An independent body set up to provide a reliable and authoritative source of information on climate change,greenhouse gas emissions and economics of a carbon price.
On 26 March 2013, the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency was abolished with climate change functions transferred to the new Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and energy efficiency functions transferred to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. This site will continue to provide information on climate change and energy efficiency until new arrangements are put in place.
The Draft Energy White Paper provides an overview of Australia's future energy needs to 2030 (and in some cases beyond) and defines a comprehensive strategic policy framework to guide the further development of Australia's energy sector. The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism will continue to keep stakeholders and the broader community appraised on developments in producing the Government’s Energy White Paper.