Net Zero

The Australian Government is developing a Net Zero Plan, as outlined in our 2022 Annual Climate Statement to Parliament and consistent with the recommendations of the Climate Change Authority (CCA).

In 2022, we legislated Australia's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. We plan to reach Net Zero by 2050. By 2030 we aim to reach emission levels of 43% below 2005 levels.
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Australia's Chief Scientist's work plan

Monday, 13 November 2023

As Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Foley is focused on addressing important science and technology challenges and seizing significant opportunities for Australia, by delivering independent and timely advice to the Australian Government. She is dedicated to providing her scientific expertise and experience to improving Australia’s social and economic wellbeing. Her current areas of focus include:

Funding for medium to long-term, industry-led research collaborations