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Key questions

As we develop Tasmania’s new climate change action plan, there are two key areas to consider: reducing Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions and helping Tasmania adapt to a changing climate. Key questions for each of these areas are provided below. Background information on each of the areas is provided in the following pages to help guide your feedback.

Answer these questions in an online form.

Reducing Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions

Tasmania has a strong record on greenhouse gas emissions reduction. We are 100 per cent self-sufficient in renewable energy and we have met our target of net zero emissions by 2050 four years in a row. It is important that this momentum continues to ensure Tasmania consistently achieves and maintains its low emissions status, and leads Australia in the transition to a low-emissions economy.

Key questions

  1. What do you think are the key opportunities to reduce Tasmania’s emissions? Please choose your top three.
  2. What do you think are the key gaps in Tasmania’s current efforts to reduce emissions?
  3. What do you think are the main opportunities for Tasmania to transition to a low carbon economy?

Helping Tasmania adapt to a changing climate

Adapting to climate change requires governments, industries, businesses and communities to prepare for the impacts of climate change that are already occurring, and are likely to occur in the future. This preparation includes considering both the risks and opportunities of a changing climate, to build resilience to those changes.

Key questions

  1. What aspects of Tasmania’s projected future climate most concern you and why?
  2. Which parts of Tasmania (for example locations, industries, communities) do you think are most vulnerable to a changing climate?
  3. What do you think are the key opportunities to help Tasmania adapt to a changing climate? Please choose your top three.

How do we respond to climate change?

Mitigation

Mitigation is action to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change, such as:

  • Reducing our transport emissions
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency

Adaptation

Adaptation is action to manage the risks of climate change impacts, such as:

  • Disaster management and business continuity planning
  • Flood protection
  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Health programs

Actions to address both mitigation and adaptation

  • Circular economy
  • Water conservation
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Local food
  • Education

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