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Federal Climate Change Bill 2020 information briefing

Monday 23 November 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The federal Climate Change Bill 2020 was presented to 46th Parliament last week. The Bill has been referred to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy for an inquiry until 27 November 2020. This will be the first parliamentary inquiry into why Australia should commit and legislate net zero emissions by 2050.

AEGN member Kirsty Gold has invited Richie Merzian, Climate and Energy Director at The Australia Institute, and Harry Martin, Climate and Energy Advisor to Zali Steggall OAM MP, to brief members on:

  1. the background of the Climate Change Bill 2020
  • How this law compares to existing climate laws in other countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, France and New Zealand
  • Stakeholder engagement and campaigns

2. an overview of the Bill

  • Net zero target by 2050 through emissions reduction plans and budgets
  • Risk assessments and adaptation plans for different parts of the continent and economy
  • Technology readiness assessment; what are the existing and emerging ways to reduce emissions, with the least risk and cost
  • An independent advisory commission (IAC), to independently advise the Government on national needs and plans

3. How the Bill relates to the government’s Technology Investment Roadmap

4. The Bill submission process

There will be time to ask questions at the end.

Register to attend

Email Kirsty via kgold282@gmail.com and she will send you a Zoom link.