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Submissions |  |  Feb 9, 2024

CEF Position Statement on Treasury’s Climate-related Financial Disclosure Exposure Draft Legislation

Climate Energy Finance applauds the Government’s move to establish common disclosure requirements for climate-related financial risks and opportunities for Australian companies. We applaud the draft legislation’s focus on materiality, substance and speed, rather than delay and perfection. We would welcome additional measures to ensure disclosures are underpinned by the principles of information completeness, cross-sector comparability and integrity. Read more

Submissions |  |  Jan 30, 2024

Pre-Budget Submission 2024-25

The world is in a technology, trade and finance race as the energy transition takes hold and we grapple with the growing impacts of climate change and climate risk. Australia has one of the biggest investment, employment, and net export opportunities this century, but only if we proactively build a strategic national response proportional to the investment opportunity. In our submission with Climate Capital Forum, we call for a major public policy shift, at scale, to set the right market signals and strategically leverage the national balance sheet, and selectively provide public budget support to unlock and crowd-in private capital. Read more

Submissions |  |  Dec 8, 2023


CEF and our colleagues Smart Energy Council, Rewiring Australia, Climate Energy Finance, Climate Capital Forum, Diplomats for Climate Dr John Hewson AM and former President, Australian Conservation Foundation, Mara Bun release an open letter today countering mis/disinformation and demonstrating why nuclear is not viable as an option for Australia in the time needed to tackle climate and energy challenges, as the LNP attempts to delay and distract from the renewables revolution. Read more

Submissions |  |  Dec 1, 2023

SUBMISSION | Treasury’s Sustainable Finance Strategy Consultation

Australia’s transition to net zero will require a significant amount of private and public investment. It is important that financial markets are well placed to finance this transition and therefore support the Government’s emissions reductions target. To assist this financing, the Government has proposed an ambitious and comprehensive Sustainable Finance Strategy. The Strategy will help mobilise the private investment needed in coming decades, enable Australian firms to access the capital needed to finance their own transitions and take advantage of new opportunities that arise, and ensure that the financial opportunities and risks presented by climate change are identified and well managed. The Strategy also recognises that markets are increasingly focussed on sustainability issues that extend beyond climate change. Read more

Submissions |  |  Oct 24, 2023

SUBMISSION | Inquiry into the NSW Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023

CEF partially supports the proposed Climate Bill, but recommend it be strengthened to better align with the climate science, the clear and growing cost of inadequate action and the once-in-a-century opportunities of rapid decarbonisation for investment, jobs and cost of living. The absence of an strong interim emissions reduction target in 2035 is a particular concern, given deep cuts must be front loaded in the next decade if we are to have hope of preventing catastrophic climate change. Read more

Submissions |  |  Sep 7, 2023

SUBMISSION | Federal government consultation on Net Zero Transition Planning for Financial Institutions

CEF consulted with the NSW Treasury, the NSW Office of Energy and Climate Change and the Sustainable Finance Unit of the Commonwealth Treasury to provide input into their decision on whether a nationally consistent approach to transition planning is needed, what guidance would assist businesses and how efforts can best be coordinated. Read more

Submissions |  |  Apr 28, 2023

SUBMISSION | 2023 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme updates- Consultation Submission

In this submission, we argue that the currently patently redundant and inadequate methodology for assessing methane emissions from coal mines be modernised to incorporate the latest science and new methods, including real time public disclosure of monitoring, reporting and verification. Read more

Submissions |  |  Feb 3, 2023

SUBMISSION | CEF’s submission to the federal consultation on a national critical minerals strategy

CEF’s comprehensive summation of the critical minerals opportunity for Australia including a response to the federal consultation’s Terms of Reference and key policy recommendations. Read more

Submissions | Tim Buckley  |  Jan 24, 2023

SUBMISSION | Safeguard Mechanism reform: consultation on a proposed design

The foundational premise of CEF is that financial markets are phenomenally powerful, but they need an explicit, high, permanent price on carbon to drive the rapid decarbonisation pathway required to ensure alignment with 1.5°C, which was made politically toxic by the previous government. In our view, the SGM reforms by the Albanese government could be strengthened, but create a credible framework to re-establish a price on carbon emissions in Australia. Read more

Submissions | Tim Buckley  |  Jan 23, 2023

SUBMISSION | Winterbourne Wind Farm

CEF’s submission to the NSW government on the proposed Winterbourne Wind Farm in the New England region. The project is expected to generate approximately 2,100,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year of clean, renewable energy — enough to power more than 375,000 average NSW homes for a year. Read more

Submissions |  |  Mar 8, 2022

SUBMISSION | Narrabri Underground Mine Stage 3 Extension Project – response to additional material

A response to additional material relating to to submission on Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri Underground Mine Stage 3 Extension Project Read more

Submissions |  |  Feb 24, 2022

SUBMISSION | Narrabri Underground Mine Stage 3 Extension Project – submission

CEF’s submission on Whitehaven Coal’s application for its Narrabri Underground Mine Stage 2 Project Read more

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