Leading the way on climate action

The ACT is a global leader on climate change action with some of the most ambitious emissions reduction targets in the world - net zero emissions by 2045.

The ACT also has the second highest concentration of renewable energy jobs in Australia and is currently on track to be powered by 100% renewable electricity from 2020 with a strong focus on distributed energy storage. In addition, the ACT is also home to tertiary institutions with world-class research capabilities and experience in clean energy technology, economics and policy.

Hear ACT Minister for Climate Change & Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury speak about how Canberra is a model for using climate action to drive economic recovery, in the Australian Energy Ministers' session at the Stimulus Summit: A Renewables-Led Economic Recovery on 6 May 2020. Minister Rettenbury presentation commences at the 47:43  minute mark.

Key ACT policies and strategies:

The ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019–2025 outlines the next steps the community, business and Government will take to reduce emissions by 50–60% (below 1990 levels) by 2025 and establish a pathway for achieving net zero emissions by 2045.

The Strategy is complemented by Canberra's Living Infrastructure Plan: Cooling the City, which sets the direction for maintaining and enhancing trees, soils and waterways to keep the city cool, healthy and liveable in a changing climate.

ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-2025

Canberra's Living Insfrastructure Plan


Links and Media:

Please find below some further links that may be of interest: