Department of Climate Change

The Department of Climate Change was an Australian Government department that existed between 2007 and 2010.

Department of Climate Change
Department overview
Formed3 December 2007[1]
Dissolved8 March 2010[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
Department executive

Operational activities

The functions of the department were broadly classified into the following matters:[2]

  • Development and co-ordination of domestic and international climate change policy
  • International climate change negotiations
  • Design and implementation of emissions trading
  • Mandatory renewable energy target policy, regulation and co-ordination
  • Greenhouse emissions and energy consumption reporting
  • Climate change adaptation strategy and co-ordination
  • Co-ordination of climate change science activities
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Greenhouse gas abatement programs
  • Community and household climate action


  1. CA 9189: The Department of Climate Change, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 9 December 2013
  2. "Administrative Arrangement Order of 3 December 2007" (PDF). Government of Australia. 3 December 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2013.
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