Climate Change Authority forms new strategic partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology and the Climate Change Authority will enter into a Strategic Relationship Agreement to enhance and streamline the advice on climate policy provided to government, Chief Executive of the Bureau of Meteorology Dr Andrew Johnson announced today.
Dr Johnson said the agreement would ensure the Bureau could seamlessly provide expert written and verbal advice on climate science to the Climate Change Authority.
"The Bureau has always worked closely with Climate Change Authority.
“The Climate Change Authority plays an integral role in providing rigorous and independent advice to government, and through this agreement, the Bureau will provide evidence-based research and advice to support the Climate Change Authority in formulating well-informed climate policy,” Dr Johnson said.
“The Bureau plays an important role in monitoring, analysing and communicating observed and predicted future changes in Australia’s climate so it makes perfect sense for our two agencies to work together.”
Chief Executive of the Climate Change Authority Brad Archer welcomed the formalisation of the two organisations existing close working relationship.
“The data, analysis and advice we’ve received from the Bureau of Meteorology has helped us produce well-informed advice to Government. The ability to now seamlessly access the Bureau’s suite of data and insights will help us further as we produce the rigorous and independent advice required to help the Government ensure we reach net zero,” Mr Archer said.
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.
The Climate Change Authority is Australia’s independent agency responsible for providing rigorous, independent and balanced advice to the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction and the Australian Parliament, to formulate climate policy and improve the quality of life for all Australians.