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GBCA submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Safe Climate Bill

Tue 24 Nov, 2009 Advocacy

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The GBCA welcomes the inquiry into the Safe Climate Bill as an opportunity to discuss how Australia can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings.

Reducing emissions from the building sector is critical; and other policy measures are needed to complement the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme if the building sector's abatement potential is to be realised.

However, the GBCA believes that other initiatives should be prioritised over the introduction of a building energy efficiency trading scheme at this time, such as reforming the Building Code of Australia, promoting accelerated depreciation and public funding for retrofitting, and government leadership in its own buildings and tenancies.

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Last updated Wed 5 Oct 2011