The Sydney Morning Herald

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Abbott shuts down Climate Commission
The Sydney Morning Herald

The Abbott government has abolished the Climate Commission, which had been established to provide public information on the effects of and potential solutions to global warming.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt rang chief climate commissioner Tim Flannery at 10am on Thursday to tell him the body had been shut down.

In a statement Mr Hunt confirmed that he had dissolved the commission.

« As part of the Coalition’s plans to streamline government processes and avoid duplication of services, the commission’s function to provide independent advice and analysis on climate change will be continued by the Department of the Environment, » he said.

Plans to shut down the Climate Commission, along with a range of other climate-change related institutions and the carbon price, had been foreshadowed by the Coalition before the 2013 election. The authority was created to advise the government on emissions-reduction targets and caps and to detail international efforts to combat climate change.

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