The ACT has the most ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in the country. The Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010 formalised the ACT targets of zero net emission (carbon neutrality) by 2060 and a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020.
The ACT Climate Change Council invites you to a public forum to discuss the Government’s greenhouse gas reduction targets and how we can adapt to changing climate in the ACT.
Click here for more information about this forum.
Addressing climate change requires a global commitment to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, and is a shared responsibility that all countries and communities must embrace. Leadership must be demonstrated at the local, regional, national, and international levels through effective policies and actions.
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AP2 sets out a clear strategy for the Territory to meet our 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets and sets us on the path to becoming a sustainable and carbon neutral community. It is driven by our commitment, as a community, to address climate change and an understanding that we, as a community working together, can make a small but positive contribution to the global climate change mitigation effort.
In 2009-10 the ACT’s net greenhouse gas emissions totaled 4.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
The most recent detailed data on the ACT's Greenhouse Gas emissions is from the ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2010 (335.4 KB).
The inventory was developed on behalf of the Government by the ICRC. The aim of the ACT greenhouse gas inventory is to provide a clear understanding of both the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions and the ‘greenhouse intensity’ - the amount of emissions per capita.