A number of programmes and initiatives have been designed to help deliver on this strategy:
The ALP has announced its intention to pursue the delivery of the following policy initiatives:
THE LIBERAL–NATIONALS COALITION
Under the leadership of Tony Abbott, the Coalition proposes ‘direct action’ on climate change, largely through an Emissions Reduction Fund. The Coalition’s Direct Action Plan details the various programs and initiatives that the Emissions Reduction Fund would drive, including:
- Biosequestration of carbon in soils
- Forestry measures
- Waste coal mine gas capture
- Green buildings and energy efficiency
- 1 Million roofs solar energy rebate
- Green house friendly program
Climate Change Direct Action Press Release - 2 Feb 2010
The Australian Greens' climate change policies support the establishment of a binding national emissions target, a 40 per cent reduction of 1990 level emissions by 2020 and the introduction of renewable energy targets.
Family First's policies call for a Commission of Inquiry into the science around Climate Change, an emissions trading scheme structured to compensate families, increased investment in low emissions technologies, higher energy efficiency standards, investments in renewable energy and public transport.
INDEPENDENT—SENATOR NICK XENOPHON
Senator Xenophon supports the introduction of a properly designed emissions trading scheme, and a renewed focus on both renewable energy and energy efficiency.
INDEPENDENT—MR TONY WINDSOR MP is a member of the Multi Party Climate Change Committee. Windsor 2nd reading speech CPRS legislation - Hansard 10/02/2010
INDEPENDENT—MR ROB OAKESHOTT MP is a member of the Multi Party Climate Change Committee.Oakeshott 2nd reading speech CPRS legislation - Hansard 9/02/2010 Press Release 02/02/2010 - Energy Security
INDEPENDENT—MR ANDREW WILKIE MP believes Australia has environmental and social obligations to address climate change and supports a price on carbon pollution.
22 October 2010