Australian Capital Territory

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Australian Capital Territory

The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate has a strong commitment to climate change and is responsible for meeting the challenges of climate change on behalf of the ACT by developing and implementing nation-leading policies. Reduction targets are established under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010. The ACT’s strategy is guided by the 2nd Action Plan, AP2 which sets out a summary of actions. The ACT Government also released a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in July 2016.


  • 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on 1990 levels by 2020.
  • 100% renewable energy by 2020 and substantial job creation.
  • Canberra will be carbon neutral by 2050.

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