The carbon price provides an incentive for businesses with the highest levels of pollution to reduce their pollution.
The Government says they will then use every cent raised to:
- Assist families with household bills
- Help businesses make the transition to a clean energy economy
- Tackle climate change
An initial fixed carbon price will provide businesses with a stable and predictable platform to transition to a ‘cap and trade’ emissions trading scheme that will be linked to international carbon markets.
The public and interested parties who wish to provide input on this approach should contact: MPCCC@climatechange.gov.au, or write to:
The Multi-Party Climate Change Committee Secretariat
GPO Box 854
Canberra ACT 2601