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Our Priorities

Climate Action 21 has been developed with input from the Tasmanian community, businesses, local government and the scientific community. It has been developed in consideration of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement (Paris Agreement) to limit global warming to below 2°C and the Australian Government’s commitment to reduce emissions to between 26 and 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.

We are focused on delivering practical action in areas where we can realise the greatest benefits, manage risks in a measured way and play our role in meeting this global challenge.

Climate Action 21 is structured into six priorities. Each priority area includes a 2021 vision statement, our actions for 2017 to 2021 and details of initiatives already being progressed by the Tasmanian Government.

Climate Action 21 has 37 actions based around the priority areas.

Figure 1 provides an overview of Climate Action 21.

  1. Understanding Tasmania's Future Climate commits to providing up-to-date information on climate change projections and impacts, and tailoring this information to support decision making across key industry sectors.
  2. Advancing our renewable energy capability supports national energy security solutions in the transition to a low carbon generation network and delivers energy efficiency programs with local government, households and businesses.
  3. Reducing our transport emissions promotes the uptake of electric vehicles and other alternative forms of transport, and optimises the use of vehicles to reduce costs and emissions.
  4. Growing a climate-ready economy supports businesses and agricultural producers to reduce their emissions, be prepared for the impacts of climate change, and leverage opportunities.
  5. Building climate resilience enhances our capacity to withstand and recover from extreme weather events, and better understand and manage the risks of a changing climate.
  6. Supporting community action establishes an aspirational emissions reduction target of zero net emissions by 2050, recognises that all Tasmanians have a role to play in tackling climate change, and assists the community to reduce emissions and energy use.