Australia values the importance of transparency and submits a number of national reports to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in line with international reporting requirements. As an Annex I signatory to the UNFCCC, Australia is required to submit a National Communication every four years and a Biennial Report every two years. Australia also prepares an annual National Inventory Report outlining our greenhouse gas emissions and removals each year.
On 22 December 2015 Australia released its Second Biennial Report. This report includes details of Australia’s: greenhouse gas emissions; progress towards our 2020 target; projections; mitigation actions; and financial, technological and capacity-building support provided to developing countries. More information on this report is available at the Department of the Environment website.
Australia's First Biennial Report and Sixth National Communication can also be accessed here.
These reports are reviewed by teams of technical experts. In 2015, Australia underwent a ‘multilateral assessment’ under the UNFCCC on progress towards our 2020 emissions reduction target.
Copies of Australia's latest reports are available below and can be found on the UNFCCC website along with reports from other Parties.