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Climate Change Bill sets target

Savanna burn Thamarrurr RangersICIN congratulates the Australian Parliament on passing the Climate Change Bill, legislating an Emissions Reduction Target for Australia for the first time. The Bill legislates an emissions reduction target of 43% and has provisions to ensure that Australia can only increase its action on climate change to reduce pollution, particularly by big polluters.

With members facing the impacts of hotter and less predictable fire weather as a result of climate change, the ICIN has advocated for the need for a legislated emission reduction target and climate change legislation for many years. At the annual North Australian Savanna Fire Forum (hosted by ICIN since 2019) members from across Australia highlighted the need for more support for Indigenous land managers, who are working to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

ICIN member organisations produce carbon credits from their work to care for their country, through savanna fire management, excluding livestock or managing feral animals. Since 2014, ICIN members have abated over 7.5 million tones of greenhouse gas emissions through their carbon projects.

Pictured: Savanna burn Thamarrurr Rangers

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