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Government responds to Commission's low-emissions economy report

Government response to low emissions
5 August 2019

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has released the Government’s Climate Action Plan in response to the Productivity Commission’s low-emissions economy report.

“We have listened to expert advice on how to reduce emissions. Cabinet has agreed to 43 of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations and agreed to do more work on 33 further recommendations. For example, work is well underway to fix the Emissions Trading Scheme and establish an independent Climate Change Commission, reduce the price of electric cars, and require big businesses to report their climate-related financial risks – as the Commission recommended.”

The report provides a response to each of the Productivity Commissions recommendations and can be downloaded here.