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Climate Action 21 has set the Tasmanian Government’s agenda for action on climate change through to 2021. It reflects the Tasmanian Government's commitment to addressing the critical issue of climate change and articulates how Tasmania will play its role in the global response to climate change.
Tasmania’s current climate change action plan concluded in June 2021. TCCO is developing Tasmania’s next whole-of-government action plan, which will build on the themes and actions from Climate Action 21. These initiatives will be developed in consultation with the community.
Consultation on development of the next action plan began in February and March this year, through a series of one-on-one meetings and public online workshops, followed by the release of the Opportunities Paper and public call for written submissions.
Thank you to everyone who attended an online workshop or provided a written submission to this consultation process.
You can still access the Opportunities Paper:
We received 41 submissions in response to the Opportunities Paper. Three submissions were submitted confidentially and will not be published. You can read the public submissions below.
We have prepared a summary of the consultation feedback on development of the next action plan.
As part of the consultation process, TCCO facilitated four face-to-face workshops with the Commissioner for Children and Young People (CCYP) Ambassadors, in Devonport, Launceston, and Hobart, and a fifth workshop was held online.
Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders
TCCO is a proud supporter of the Greening Australia Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders' Conferences. TCCO staff attended the conferences to hear their thoughts and ideas about climate change. Watch the Youth Climate Leaders 2021 video.
At the same time as we develop the next action plan, we are also reviewing our climate change legislation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, aiming to strengthen the legislation and set a more ambitious target. The independent review is being conducted by consulting firm Jacobs. Learn more about the legislative review.
While we make every effort to publish items in an accessible format, this is not always possible for documents prepared by others. Some of these submissions may not meet accessibility guidelines.
Tasmania is continuing to lead Australia’s transition to a low-emissions economy, demonstrated by our commitment to generate 200 per cent of our energy needs from renewable energy by 2040, and fast tracking a renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania.
We are on track to deliver our commitment to make Tasmania net renewable energy self-sufficient by the end of 2022, and have met our target of net zero emissions by 2050 five years in a row.
The Tasmanian Government committed $3 million to support the delivery of Climate Action 21. This built on over $400 million already invested by the Tasmanian Government to support action on climate change, including a significant investment in irrigation and infrastructure.
Climate Action 21 was prepared in consultation with local government, industry, non-government organisations, research organisations and the broader Tasmanian community. The Tasmanian Government works with these groups in our efforts to reduce emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change in a way that supports our economy and provides opportunities for growth.
Climate Action 21 includes a commitment to establish an aspirational long-term target to achieve net zero emissions for Tasmania by 2050, which aligns with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Climate Action 21 has 37 actions for the following six priority areas:
For more information please contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office on 03 6232 7173 or by email email@example.com.