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Department of Premier and Cabinet

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 legislative requirement and will be delivered by consulting firm Jacobs, in consultation with the Tasmanian community.

Terms of Reference for the independent review

Terms of Reference have been 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 emissions target for Tasmania.


Next steps

The independent review will be carried out in consultation with relevant business, scientific, environment and community bodies. The independent reviewer (consulting firm Jacobs) will deliver a final report with recommendations for the consideration of the Tasmanian Government.

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