Climate science and data
Our climate is changing. The following links provide information about understanding climate change, Australia's past, current and projected greenhouse gas emissions, and the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the leading international body for the assessment of climate change and the key source of scientific information and technical guidance to the UNFCCC. The Department is Australia's IPCC national focal point.
National Greenhouse Accounts - Inventory
A series of comprehensive reports and databases that estimate and account for Australia's greenhouse gas emissions on a national, state and economic basis. The Accounts provide the official basis for assessing Australia's compliance with its international emission reduction commitments and fulfils Australia's greenhouse gas inventory reporting obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. They also support the design, implementation and evaluation of domestic emission reduction policies, and inform future emission reduction commitments.
Detailed information on Australia's emissions trends and how it is tracking against its emissions reduction targets including sector specific analysis.