The Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 was introduced into Federal Parliament by independent MP Zali Steggall in November 2020. The proposed Act would mandate: (1) a national climate risk assessment; (2) a national adaptation program; (3) a legislated net-zero target by 2050; and (4) the establishment of an independent Climate Change Commission. The Australian Government has been under increasing pressure to legislate a net zero by 2050 target in line with the European Union and other developed economies.
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
Under Consideration: Unclear whether government with instigate vote on Bill. Opportunity to influence Bill to progress.
The Australian Government has been under increasing pressure to legislate a net zero by 2050 target in line with the European Union and other developed economies. However, the Climate Change Bill does not have the backing of the federal government despite broad support from companies and industry groups. In June 2021, the final report of a parliamentary inquiry recommended that the Bill not be passed. The Bill will now remain with the House of Representatives for consideration, but it is unclear whether the government will instigate a vote on it.
The table below lists the entities tracked by InfluenceMap which have publicly engaged with the policy. InfluenceMap tracks around 300 companies and 150 industry associations globally. Each entity links back to the entities’ full InfluenceMap profile, where the evidence of its engagement can be found.
|Influencemap Performance Band||Organization||Engagement Intensity|
|D||Rio Tinto Group||38||Metals & Mining||Europe|
|F||Sunset Power International (Delta Electricity)||11||Utilities||Oceania|
|C-||Business Council of Australia||48||All Sectors||Oceania|
|C||Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)||53||All Sectors||Oceania|
|C+||Australian Energy Council||40||Energy||Oceania|
|A-||Clean Energy Council||38||Energy||Oceania|
|D||Australian Industry Greenhouse Network||21||Energy||Oceania|