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Review of Tasmania's Climate Change Act

The Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008 (the Act) sets the Tasmanian Government’s legislative framework for action on climate change. The independent review is a four-yearly legislative requirement. The next review will be delivered by consulting firm Jacobs, in consultation with the Tasmanian community.

Have your say

The independent review will be carried out in consultation with relevant business, scientific, environment and community bodies.

Attend an online workshop

Online community workshops will be held during the week commencing 1 March 2021. All the workshops will be the same, so you only need to attend one. Register to attend a workshop:

  • Tuesday 2 March 2021: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 3 March 2021: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday 4 March 2021: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 4 March 2021: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Make a submission

A consultation paper seeking written submissions will be released in mid-March 2021. The paper will be published on this website and submissions will close in mid-April.

We will publicise consultation papers on this website, as well as our Facebook page and through our newsletter. Sign up to the newsletter on our homepage.

Updating our climate change action plan

As the same time, we are developing Tasmania’s next whole-of-government action plan, which will build on the themes and actions from Climate Action 21. Consultation on the new action plan will take place at the same time as consultation on the review of the Act, so you can have your say about both of these important projects.


If you have questions about the independent review, you can send an email to

Next steps

After the consultation process, the independent reviewer (Jacobs) will deliver a final report with recommendations for the Tasmanian Government to consider.

Terms of Reference for the independent review

Terms of Reference were prepared to establish the scope of the independent review. As outlined in the Terms of Reference, a key focus of the review will be to consult with the community on setting a new and ambitious net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for Tasmania.


For more information please contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office on 03 6232 7173 or by email at