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Low Carbon Tasmania Issues Paper 2013

Issues Paper cover pageThe Minister for Climate Change, Cassy O’Connor MP, released an issues paper on a Low Carbon Tasmania in April 2013. This is the second of two Issues Papers released to inform the development of the Strategy. A separate Issues Paper focusing on Adapting to Climate Change in Tasmania was released in October 2012.

Submissions in response to the Paper will inform the development of a new 2020 Climate Change Strategy which will include emissions reduction and adaptation actions to be delivered across Government.

The period for feedback has now closed. If you missed our consultation period, but would like to share your views on the key issues, priorities, risks and opportunities facing the State as we adapt to a changing climate, please contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office:

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By mail to:

Tasmanian Climate Change Office
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 123
HOBART   TAS   7001


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Message from the Minister

Executive Summary

1. Context

1.1 A call to action

1.2 Global climate change action 

1.3 National climate change action 

2. Tasmania's contribution

2.1 Why Tasmania needs to take action

2.2 Tasmania’s emissions profile 

2.3 The Tasmanian Government’s response so far

2.4 Cost-effective emissions reduction opportunities

3. Future directions

3.1 Beyond 2020 Vision 

3.2 Guiding principles

3.3 Roles and responsibilities

3.4 Setting targets

4. Actions

4.1 Renewable energy for a low carbon economy 

4.2 Low carbon transport 

4.3 Saving energy costs in homes and businesses

4.4 Reducing emissions from the built environment

4.5 Support for low carbon agriculture

4.6 Carbon offsets through land use management

4.7 Reducing Tasmanian Government emissions

4.8 Supporting community climate change responses

4.9 Minimising emissions from waste

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