Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing us today. Scientific evidence tells us that increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere as a result of human activities are having a profound effect on our climate and oceans and the Earth’s systems.
Addressing the challenges of climate change requires all of us to act - individuals, households, schools, community groups, business and government. Together we can make a big difference.
ACT action on climate change
The ACT has set a nation-leading target to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The new target stands among the world’s most progressive and demonstrates the Territory’s commitment to delivering real climate action. Advice from the ACT Climate Change Council supports these targets as responsible, science-based and achievable.
The ACT has committed to reducing emissions (from 1990 levels) by:
- 40% by 2020
- 50-60% by 2025
- 65-75% by 2030
- 90-95% by 2040
- net zero emissions by 2045 (previously 2050)
The ACT is on track to be powered by 100% renewable electricity and to achieve the 40% emission reduction target by 2020.
Be part of the journey
We can all be part of building a resilient, zero emissions future. To find out how you can take action on climate change, visit the Actsmart website - the ACT Government’s online sustainability hub. You’ll find practical information, online tools and free programs and services to help you reduce your carbon emissions at home, work and school.
For more information
Find out more about the ACT’s climate change strategies and what Government is doing on climate change.
For information on projected climate change impacts in the ACT visit the Actsmart website.