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Growing a climate-ready economy

This priority area aims to create a climate-ready economy by supporting businesses and agricultural producers to reduce their emissions, be prepared for the impacts of climate change and leverage opportunities.

Partners

  • Agricultural sector
  • Business
  • Peak industry bodies
  • Local government
  • Service providers
  • Community

Benefits:

  • Increased investment and skills in clean energy technologies
  • Improved understanding of climate-related risks and opportunities for business and industry

ACTION 4.1

Attract investment and jobs by using our clean energy  advantage and making climate change projections easily available and accessible for investors

Lead Agency:  Coordinator General

Partner Agency: DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing

ACTION 4.2

Work with farmers to reduce fertiliser-related emissions and costs by continuing to deliver the Fert$mart program in partnership with DairyTas

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: FY 2017-18

ACTION 4.3

Undertake a business resource efficiency program to assist small- and medium-sized businesses to reduce their emissions and operating costs through resource efficiency initiatives, and building industry capacity

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Partner Agency: State Growth

Expected commencement: FY 2017-18

Expected Completion: FY 2019-20

ACTION 4.4

Work with the agricultural sector to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions by updating the online energy self-audit tool and developing guidance materials

Lead Agency:  DPIPWE

Partner Agency: DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: FY 2017-18

ACTION 4.5

Support the resilience of small- and medium-sized businesses to extreme events by extending the Disaster Planning and Recovery for Tasmanian Businesses project, which involves workshops and tailored resources

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Partner Agency:  State Growth

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: FY 2017-18

ACTION 4.6

Provide information on climate change risks and opportunities through Enterprise Suitability Mapping to support future decision making for the agricultural sector

Lead Agency:  DPIPWE

Partner Agency: DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing

ACTION 4.7

Develop a new waste management action plan for Tasmania which includes a focus on emissions reduction

Lead Agency:  DPIPWE

Expected commencement: FY 2017-18

Expected Completion: FY 2018-19

ACTION 4.8

Deliver the five proposed Tranche II irrigation development schemes, and investigate the feasibility of  Tranche III schemes, to provide  water surety for the agricultural sector in a changing climate

Lead Agency:  Tasmanian Irrigation

Partner Agency: DPIPWE

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing

ACTION 4.9

Invest in skills to prepare our industry sectors, regional communities and workforce for a changing climate

Lead Agency:  State Growth

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing