Tasmania has achieved our target of net zero emissions by 2050 four years in a row, confirming our status as a leader in climate action.
Public consultation has now started on a review of the Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008, with community workshops to be held in the first week of March, followed by an opportunity for written submissions from mid-March to mid-April.
The review is being undertaken by consulting firm Jacobs, who will also be collecting feedback during the consultation to inform the development of Tasmania’s next Climate Change Action Plan.
The Action Plan will be finalised later this year following further development and consultation, and will guide Tasmania’s approach to climate action over the next five years.
The Review of the Act will also consider Tasmania’s net zero emissions target to examine the opportunities and challenges for industry and jobs of a more ambitious target and to ensure it is evidence-based and informed by both science and economics.
I encourage all interested parties to take part in the consultation and have their say, and I look forward to the outcomes of the independent Review.
Online community workshops will be held during the week commencing 1 March 2021. Registrations to attend can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/independent-review-of-tasmanias-climate-change-state-action-act-2008-tickets-142191724275.
The workshop times are:
More information is available on the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Tasmanian Climate Change Office website at www.climatechange.tas.gov.au