Category Archives: Climate change responses

POLICY PAPER: Climate Change Act

What do we need in a Tasmanian Climate Change Act? The Climate Tasmania group has been focusing on the need for a new Climate Change Act for several years. There are several articles on this site covering this important and … Continue reading

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Climate Act Review – our submission

This submission provides a combined response to the two separate but related consultation processes being run by the Department of Premier and Cabinet at the moment: Review of the Climate Change Act including the Discussion paper by Jacobs Developing a … Continue reading

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Tasmanian State Election – climate facts

This week Climate Tasmania is releasing a series of Fact Sheets to help clarify the need for appropriate, well considered climate policies in the state election context. We are not politically aligned and are not recommending specific policies for the … Continue reading

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A new Climate Act for Tasmania

Information Resources… … for anyone interested in the development of comprehensive climate legislation for Tasmania. We invite readers to scan the briefing articles below to find out the state of play and the reform initiatives we have been putting forward. … Continue reading

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Climate Change Act Review

Below is information that we provided to the Tasmanian Climate Change Act review, February 2021. Introduction Climate Tasmania is pleased to have been asked to provide information to Jacobs, the consultants tasked with the independent review of the Tasmanian Climate … Continue reading

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A National Climate Change Act

For the past five years Climate Tasmania has been fostering the need for comprehensive new climate legislation for Tasmania, to replace the minimalist 2008 Tasmanian Act that now serves little purpose. To that end we have looked with interest at … Continue reading

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Slide presentation

Climate Tasmania has developed the presentation below to guide decision makers and members of the public in understanding how Tasmania’s climate legislation could become world leading. The presentation is in PDF form, is self explanatory and can be viewed in … Continue reading

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THE CLIMATE CHANGE & COVID PANDEMICS

Why the Tasmanian government’s recovery plans must deal with both together. The Tasmanian Government’s covid-19 recovery process (PESRAC) has issued an interim report and is inviting community submissions. Climate Tasmania has been very concerned that PESRAC appears to have sidelined … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s 200% Renewables Target

A Briefing paper by Climate Tasmania On 13 October 2020, the Tasmanian Government introduced a Bill in state parliament to legislate the previously announced target (the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target – TRET) whereby Tasmania would set a goal of delivering … Continue reading

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TASMANIA’S POST-COVID RECOVERY

Online Public consultation is now open. Although multiple scholarly articles and media reports have been explaining how covid-19 and the climate crisis are part of the same battle – and therefore must be dealt with in tandem – there’s a … Continue reading

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