The Select Council on Climate Change (SCCC) was announced by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in February 2011.
The purpose of the SCCC is to:
- support an effective response to climate change policy issues with national implications, and
- provide a forum for the Australian Government to engage with states, territories, local government and New Zealand on program implementation issues.
The SCCC is chaired by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon Greg Combet AM MP and includes representatives from all state and territory governments, the New Zealand Government and the Australian Local Government Association.
The SCCC is responsible for:
- overseeing the National Partnership Agreement on Energy Efficiency (which includes the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency and the National Framework on Energy Efficiency)
- developing national adaptation priorities and work plans
- finalising the COAG Review of Specific Renewable Energy Target issues
- providing a forum for the Australian Government to engage state, territory and Australian Local Government Association COAG members on the implementation of the Clean Energy Future plan
- developing a national approach to assessing the complementarity of existing and future climate change measures with the carbon price mechanism
- determining whether a permanent body to discuss ongoing joint issues related to climate change is required.
Terms of reference
The SCCC's Terms of reference provides updated membership details.
- Meeting 1 - held on 4 May 2012, Canberra
- Meeting 2 - held on 16 November 2012, Canberra
- Meeting 3 - held on 22 March 2012, by teleconference
For more information on the SCCC contact:
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency