Country:Australia
Year:2004
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:2009
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Industry
Agency:Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
URL:http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/challenge/index.html
Funding:AUD 31.6 million
Description:

The Greenhouse Challenge Plus Program lapsed in June 2009. The key elements of the Greenhouse Challenge Plus Program, emissions inventory reporting and assisting companies in reducing their greenhouse emissions, have been superseded by the National Greenhouse & Energy Reporting Systems (NGERS). The Greenhouse Challenge was a joint initiative between the Australian Government and industry to: - Encourage greenhouse gas abatement; - Improve greenhouse gas management; - Improve emissions measurement and monitoring; and - Strengthen government/industry information sharing. Membership was broad, including large and small public and private organizations from almost every business sector. Participants signed agreements with the Government that provided a framework for undertaking and reporting on actions to reduce greenhouse emissions. Challenge Plus delivered an expanded industry partnership program that integrated greenhouse issues into business decision making, further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency. The Governments Greenhouse Friendly Program and Generator Efficiency Standards were integrated into Challenge Plus. The programme ceased at 30 June 2009 in accordance with the Wilkins Review recommendations.

This record is superseded by:National Greenhouse & Energy Reporting System (NGERS)

End: 30 June 2009

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