Northern Territory

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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Climate Change Policy, a ten-year plan released in December 2009, ensures the Territory plays a role in national and international efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, overseen by the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment.


  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050, below 2007 levels.
  • 20% of power to be generated from renewable sources by 2020.
  • $34 million investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Replace diesel as the primary power source in remote towns and communities by 2020.
  • Establish a carbon offset industry by 2020 and reduce emissions from Savanna burning by 500,000 tonnes per year in 2030.
  • Grow the green economy: 10,000 Territorians with green skills training by 2020.

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