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Category Archives: Tasmania’s carbon emissions
Political turmoil in Canberra in recent weeks has once again thrown the spotlight on Australia’s response to the Paris COP Agreement – whereby individual nations have agreed to take leadership in order to help restrain global emissions.
The following is text of a letter sent to all forty Tasmanian MPs on 18 September 2018. Continue reading
Sustainable Living Tasmania has done a wonderful job converting our state greenhouse emissions profile into a visual display. The wheel here represents greenhouse emissions coming from the four primary sectors shown. Emissions are based on 2014 official data. Click on … Continue reading
Tasmania has already reached its long term emissions reductions target (60% below 1990 levels by 2050) way ahead of schedule!
On the face of it this totally unexpected success seems to be illogical and unbelievable, particularly because it can be argued that almost nothing significant has been done on the mitigation policy front to achieve that goal. So how did it come about? What is the story behind this story?