Government priorities


Emissions reduction

The Australian Government is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability.

The climate change function transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019 with effect from 1 February 2020.

The department delivers policies and programs to reduce emissions, increase renewable energy uptake and help Australia adapt to the changing climate.

The government’s climate change plan includes these programs and activities:

More information

Climate change Australian Government

Portfolio climate change agencies and organisations Australian Government

National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Australian Government

Climate change publications and resources Australian Government