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New emissions dashboard to track NSW’s Net Zero progress

20 Jan 2023

A new Net Zero Emissions Dashboard tracking the state’s greenhouse gas emissions has been launched online. The tool allows decision-makers and the public to understand how much each economic sector and local government area (LGA) contributes to greenhouse gas emissions across NSW.

NSW is the first state in Australia to release an interactive state-based greenhouse gas emissions dashboard at the local government area level. This level of insight helps to support regional actions by industry, business, local council, and state government towards achieving our net zero emissions goal by 2050.

Net zero emissions dashboard

Past and projected future greenhouse gas emissions for NSW

Scientists from the NSW Government developed the dashboard using published data from the National Greenhouse Accounts and from the team’s economy-wide emission projections to 2050 and local-scale emissions for NSW. The public can access data and visualise LGA and sector-specific greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2050 through the online SEED Environmental Data Portal. Read more about the team’s Net Zero Emissions Modelling and Research.

The ability to project future emissions levels from 2020 to 2050 relative to 2005 levels is also helping policymakers and councils look at progress and highlight areas for improvement.

The Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 is the foundation for the NSW Government’s plan of action on climate change, and goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. It will grow the economy, create jobs, and reduce emissions over the next decade.

You can access the dashboard on the SEED Environmental Data Portal and read more about NSW emission trends in the NSW State of Environment report and how the NSW government is taking action on climate change and reducing emissions.