Amendments to climate change bills

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CLIMATE LAW AMENDMENTS AGREED TO BY THE GOVERNMENT

* The legislation does not limit Australia's ability to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions beyond the 43 per cent target. - Proposed by independent MP Zoe Daniel

* The bills clearly state the intention is to drive climate action and is linked to the science. - Proposed by independent MP Kate Chaney

* Expand the list of eligible qualifications for appointment to the Climate Change Authority to ensure they have regional and rural development expertise. - Proposed by independent MP Helen Haines

* An accountability mechanism requiring the minister to outline benefits for the regions as a result of the government's climate policies in the annual statement to parliament. - Proposed by independent MP Helen Haines

* Explicitly consider regions when setting new emission targets. The authority must advise the minister on the benefits a higher target would deliver to regional communities and the fiscal impacts of climate change on regional Australia. - Proposed by independent MP Helen Haines

* The annual ministerial statement will consider the impact of climate change policies on individual sectors. - Proposed by independent MP Allegra Spender

* The annual ministerial statement will consider the effectiveness of the government's policies in general, rather than climate policies specifically. The minister, with advice from the authority, will consider the impact of the government's policies which could be negatively impacting emissions reductions, such as fossil fuel subsidies. - Proposed by independent MP Allegra Spender

* Written advice to the minister from the authority must be tabled to parliament within 15 days, putting it on the public record. - Proposed by independent MP Kylea Tink

* Future greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets are required for 2035, 2040 and 2045. - Proposed by independent MP Zali Steggall

* The minister must seek the advice of the authority before lodging new emissions reductions targets under the Paris Agreement. - Proposed by independent MP Zali Steggall

* In providing advice, the authority will be guided by international goals to keep global warming well below two degrees. - Proposed by Greens MP Elizabeth Watson-Brown

AMENDMENTS NOT AGREED TO:

* Recognise no new coal, oil or gas projects can open in order to reach the 2050 net-zero target. - Proposed by Greens MP Adam Bandt

* Implement a target of 75 per cent emissions reduction on 2005 levels by 2030 and a commitment to reach net zero by 2035 at the latest. - Proposed by independent MP Andrew Wilkie and the Greens

* Include Australia's emissions exported overseas in the minister's annual climate change statement. This would ensure the public could not be misled when it comes to Australia's contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions by exporting coal and gas. - Proposed by independent MP Andrew Wilkie.

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