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2017: It’s time to re-set the clock on climate change

Tasmania’s professional advisory body on climate change has described 2016 as a massive wake-up call, and warned that it’s time to reset the clock on climate action in 2017.

“The last year has burned climate change risks into the public’s consciousness like never before,” said Philip Harrington, Co-Convenor of Climate Tasmania. “Our policy makers need to make 2017 the year to re-set the clock on the state’s climate change strategies, to protect Tasmania from further economic harm.” Continue reading

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Climate Tasmania launched

Climate advocacy has a new voice in Tasmania, with the launch of an expert body that is committed to lifting the profile of climate change across both government and business sectors.

Its aim is to: Provide timely, independent and authoritative advice to Tasmanian business, government and community leaders on climate change and appropriate policy responses.

Launching Climate Tasmania, Professor Lesley Hughes described human induced climate change as the greatest challenge that human civilisation may ever have to face.

“Tasmania, like everywhere else, will be heavily impacted by the advance of climate change, but it also has tremendous opportunities to take a leading role in dealing with the issue.” Continue reading

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