Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2003
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Public Voluntary Schemes, Policy Support, Information and Education>Information provision, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Information and Education, Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Resilience / Adaptation, Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction
Agency:Australia Greenhouse Office of Australia, Office of the National Coordination Committee for Climate Change (ONCCCC), National Development and Reform Commission for China (NDRC)

During this Australia pursued multiple bilateral cooperatives on climate change with the US, Japan, China, New Zealand, and the EU. Bilateral engagement focuses on engagement with Climate policies from both countries at a high level. The general aims include:

  • undertake practical actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • build support for an effective global response to climate change;
  • improve scientific understanding and develop opportunities in international markets;
  • build the capacity of developing countries to implement mitigation and adaptation programs; and
  • identify and promote opportunities for Australian business.

In September 2003, officials from Australia and China agreed on a Joint Declaration on Bilateral Cooperation on Climate Change. The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sets out cooperation in the following areas.

(a) Climate Change Policies;

(b) Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation;

(c) National Communication (Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Projections);

(d) Technology Cooperation;

(e) Capacity Building and Public Awareness.

On 17 October 2006, in the same vain, China and Australia pursued further agreements for 11 new climate change projects found here:

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