Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Audit strategy overview
In 2010, the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) was created as a standalone portfolio agency. DCCEE leads the development and coordination of Australia’s climate change and energy efficiency policy. It is responsible for policy advice, policy implementation and program delivery in four areas: reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions; promoting energy efficiency; adapting to climate change; and helping to shape a global climate change solution.
The Climate Change and Energy Efficiency portfolio also includes the Office of Renewable Energy Regulator, a statutory authority, and Low Carbon Australia—a company limited by guarantee.
Audits in recent years have focused on energy efficiency programs and the coordination and reporting of Australia’s climate change measures. The ANAO’s future audit program will focus on national and international programs providing financial assistance for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
 On 10 July 2011, the Australian Government announced its Climate Change Plan—Securing a clean energy future. As part of this announcement new administrative arrangements were foreshadowed, however they were not finalised at the time of printing this document.