The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Climate Change Authority’s issues paper Setting, tracking and achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets.

Australia’s capital cities account for 70 per cent of the GDP and are the place of employment for more than 9 million Australians, and 2.3 million Australian businesses. As one of the worlds’ most urbanised nations, Australia’s capital cities are instrumental to the implementation of climate, transport and energy reform.

Capital city governments have been at the forefront of climate action for many years, implementing innovative policies that have generated successful emission reduction outcomes.

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