Category Archives: State government

Don’t try to fix traffic congestion

Speakers at Climate Tasmania’s well attended July 5 transport forum warned that trying to fix traffic congestion by catering for more cars is a costly and never ending, futile exercise. Dr Eliot Fishman (Institute for Sensible Transport) and Professor Jason … Continue reading

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Transport Forum – July 5

Many factors mesh together to create liveable, vibrant, sustainable cities and regions. We need to get beyond simplistic engineering solutions to today’s traffic problems. Here’s an opportunity to think • community health • social equity • climate change • technology … Continue reading

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Tasmanian transport emissions

A necessary debate that Tasmania needs to have regarding climate policy is about how we get around. Our electricity generation mostly being hydro-electric power, it is often mistakenly presumed that the best individual vehicle choice is to ‘go electric’. The … Continue reading

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Energy Security Taskforce report now public.

The final report of Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce (set up in the wake of Basslink breakdown) has been released. Climate Tasmania is generally pleased with the findings, in particular that it acknowledges and summarises the actual negative impact that climate … Continue reading

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Tasmanian government launches state climate strategy

The Tasmanian state government today launched the long awaited state climate change strategy today – ironically on the same day that the United States announced that it will pull out from the COP 21 Paris global climate pact. Entitled “Climate … Continue reading

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Our submission: Energy Security Taskforce

Following the state energy crisis in early 2016 the state government set up an Energy Security Taskforce. Climate Tasmania has responded to the Taskforce’s Consultation Paper. Our submission emphasised that the short term issue of energy security must not be … Continue reading

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Our Submission: Draft Climate Action Plan

Submission by Climate Tasmania
on the Tasmanian governments’s Draft Climate Action Plan
“Embracing the Challenge”

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State climate strategy: call for public feedback

“Embracing the Climate Challenge” has been finally released in late December.

There is an extended period in which make pubic submissions, so now is the time to do that. The deadline is March 25. Continue reading

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Let us help you write a submission

Here’s your invitation to our free forum where we will help to unpack the government’s Draft Climate Change Strategy.

Following Tasmania’s eventful Summer this is an opportune time for the government to be engaging the community.

Deadline for submissions: 25th March 2016.
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Invitation to forum

Climate Tasmania is keen to begin engaging actively with business, government and community to contribute to the understanding of climate change and to the crafting of appropriate responses in Tasmania. So here’s an opportunity for you to question and contribute.

Please join us in this first of a series of Climate Forums:
6 – 7.30
Tuesday 31 March Continue reading

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