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Category Archives: Tasmania’s carbon emissions
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
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
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
Launceston Public Meeting: Sept 16
Please download the poster HERE and share it with your network.
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
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
Where do Tasmanian emissions come from?
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
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Where do Tasmania’s carbon emissions come from?
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?
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