The environment commissioner would like to know where the government’s environment agenda is.
The government has not established clear priorities for addressing the need to adapt to a changing climate. Although the government committed in 2007 to produce a federal adaptation policy to assist it in establishing priorities for future action, there is still no federal adaptation policy, strategy, or action plan in place. Departments therefore lack the necessary central direction for prioritizing and coordinating their efforts to develop more effective and efficient ways of managing climate change risks.
In response, the part-time environment minister assures that the government is “working towards developing a Government-wide adaptation framework.”