Ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol

Media Release

10 November 2016

The Australian Government reaffirmed Australia’s strong commitment to effective global action on climate change with the ratification of both the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.

The Paris Agreement and the Doha Amendment, which together formalise Australia’s 2030 and 2020 emissions reduction targets, were tabled in the first sitting week of the new Parliament. The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties considered National Interest Analyses (NIA), four public hearings and almost 50 submissions before recommending that Australia ratify both treaties.

Joint media release: Ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol

Last Updated: 10 November 2016