Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Australian Greenhouse Office

On 15 August 2002 the Australian Government announced its intention to develop a forward climate change strategy focusing on a twenty to thirty year time horizon. The key elements of this Forward Strategy are:

  • Australia will strive for an effective global response to climate change;
  • Australia will position itself to maintain a strong and internationally competitive economy while maintaining greenhouse gas emissions low;
  • Domestic policy settings will balance flexibility and certainty, and emphasise cost-effectiveness; and
  • Australia will anticipate adaptation needs.
Related policies:Strategic Policy Response , Climate Change Science Program

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