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The Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008 (the Act) sets the Tasmanian Government’s legislative framework for action on climate change. The Act requires that an independent review is undertaken every four years.
In 2016, the Tasmanian Government commissioned Jacobs Australia to undertake the latest four-yearly independent review of the Act. The review looked at:
Download the specifications (PDF) for the review of the Act.
The independent review makes the following five recommendations for amending the Act:
The Tasmanian Government has prepared a response to the independent review. The Tasmanian Government’s response supports recommendations one, two and four, and supports recommendations three and five in-principle, noting that additional consultation and analysis is required to determine the best approach for their implementation.
Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021 includes an aspirational long-term target to achieve zero net emissions for Tasmania by 2050. The Tasmanian Government proposes to amend the Act to legislate for this target as part of this review.
To inform the independent review, Jacobs Australia prepared a discussion paper for public consultation. The discussion paper provided context around the review of the Act, and asked a number of questions about how the Act could be amended to meet the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents for Tasmania. Submissions in response to the discussion paper have now closed.
Download the discussion paper (PDF).
The views and opinions expressed in the below submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the Tasmanian Government.
For further information please contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office on 03 6232 7173 or by email email@example.com.