Category Archives: Tasmania’s carbon emissions

Is Tasmania really a world leader in climate action?

What does this actually mean?

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The best ways to stop climate change?

It’s probably not what you think. Most people think of this question through the simple meme – replace fossil fuels with renewables. Problem fixed. Therein lies a thorny problem. Despite exponential growth of renewable energy during the past three decades … Continue reading

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Climate change can’t remain unregulated

In the wake of numerous shocking and costly tragedies, like the Australian bushfires, pressure is mounting on all governments everywhere to regulate climate change through meaningful sets of laws. Continue reading

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What do we want the Tasmanian Parliament to do?

Climate Tasmania wants the Tasmanian Parliament to pass an ambitious, comprehensive, and detailed Climate Change Act. We want the Act to provide: # strong action to minimise climate disruption and # a stable policy framework – both of which are … Continue reading

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Reducing the carbon footprint of Tasmania’s cities

A significant component of the energy and carbon footprint of our cities stems from commercial buildings. To date, three states – Victoria, NSW and South Australia – have taken steps to tackle this problem through a innovative type of financing … Continue reading

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Hobart Public Meeting – Sept 25

The decoration at top and bottom of poster represents the barcode of climate change for Australia – from 1910 to 2017 (left to right). Dark Blue = coolest year.  Dark Red = warmest year. Please download poster HERE and share … Continue reading

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Launceston Public Meeting: Sept 16

Please download the poster HERE and share it with your network.

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Beefing up Tasmania’s climate legislation

This Summer’s weather and bushfire calamities along with the marine heatwave that is debilitating marine habitats and affecting our commercial fisheries have brought to the fore once again Tasmania’s acute vulnerability to climate change and the need for our state … Continue reading

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Can Tasmania provide leadership on climate change?

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

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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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