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Climate Action 21 is a coordinated approach to taking action to address climate change. Effective collaboration between all levels of government, non-government organisations, businesses, and the community, will be essential to successfully implement our actions.

  • To achieve good outcomes we will:
  • Consider the best available evidence as we develop projects;
  • Seek the views of others to inform the scope and delivery of projects;
  • Be informed by a contemporary understanding of climate science;
  • Assess and respond to risks and opportunities;
  • Establish effective methods and timeframes for evaluation and review;
  • Monitor and report publicly on progress; and
  • Share information and learnings with others.

Implementation and reporting

TCCO will develop an implementation plan to clearly outline timelines, outputs and performance indicators for each action. We will continue to engage with stakeholders and the community on specific actions.

Each year we will develop a progress report card which will outline the status of the actions and achievements, and identify future priorities.

TCCO will keep stakeholders and the community informed on the implementation of Climate Action 21 through various communications media, which will include its website, Facebook page and newsletter.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

Under the Act, the Tasmanian Government is required to publish Tasmania’s baseline and emissions reductions data on a yearly basis.

TCCO also releases an annual Tasmanian Greenhouse Gas Accounts report which provides a more detailed analysis of Tasmania’s emissions by sector, and progress against the 2050 emissions reduction target.

Monitoring  and evaluation

We will determine whether our actions are effective by undertaking monitoring and evaluation.

Lead Tasmanian Government agencies, in collaboration with partner organisations, will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the actions they deliver, with oversight and assistance provided by TCCO.

Monitoring will be based on the milestones identified for each of the actions. Evaluation methods will be developed for each action, recognising that this will vary given the diversity of actions in Climate Action 21.

Learning from our experiences and sharing this information with others is a priority as we implement Climate Action 21 and build our capacity for effective action on climate change.

Working together

Responding effectively to climate change requires a whole-of-community response. While the actions in Climate Action 21 will be led by Tasmanian Government agencies, many of these actions will assist others to take action.

The Tasmanian Government is responsible for:

  • Working with other levels of government, businesses and the community to achieve outcomes;
  • Communicating relevant, timely and accessible information to allow households and businesses to understand the issues and make appropriate choices;
  • Delivering targeted programs to support climate change action by businesses, households and the community;
  • Establishing an effective framework to support action by all Tasmanians;
  • Reducing Tasmanian Government greenhouse gas emissions by taking action on energy and transport use; and
  • Considering climate change in decision making and through procurement processes.

TCCO sits within DPAC and coordinates the Tasmanian Government’s action on climate change. It partners with all tiers of government as well as industry, research institutions and the community. TCCO reports to the Minister for Environment and Parks.

Local government is the sphere of government closest to communities. It is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of services and management of assets. Local government can assist with informing and educating local communities about climate change, and considering climate change in their decision making.

The Australian Government sets the national agenda and policy framework for Australia’s response to climate change, including action on energy efficiency, emissions monitoring and reduction, and renewable energy. The Tasmanian Government supports action on climate change which is complementary to Australian Government policies and programs.

Businesses and industry can consider the impacts of a changing climate by understanding the science and incorporating this into business planning. Businesses and industry can benefit from undertaking emissions-reduction activities through reduced overheads and improved productivity.

The Tasmanian community can contribute to the State’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts by incorporating simple measures into their lives.

The scientific and research community provides information and research to underpin action on climate change. Projections of our future climate are essential for informing decision making.