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NSW Government action on climate change

We are taking decisive and responsible action on climate change 

NSW Climate Change Policy Framework

Under the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework 2016 the NSW Government has set objectives to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and make NSW more resilient to a changing climate.

NSW Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

To help achieve the resilience objective in the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework the NSW Government has released the NSW Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

The strategy sets out an ambitious approach to climate change adaptation. It provides a framework that will strengthen and expand action to adapt to climate change now and over the long term. It will help protect the future prosperity of the people, economy and environment of NSW from climate change. It will also maximise opportunities to create jobs and grow the economy through adaptation. The strategy sets out key decision-making principles and objectives for adaptation, key priorities and a suite of actions.

Read the NSW Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

Action to reduce emissions

NSW was one of the first Australian jurisdictions to commit to net zero emissions by 2050. We are now on track to halve emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels while growing the economy.

The Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020–2030 is the foundation for NSW’s action to reduce emissions, reach our targets of a 50 per cent emissions reduction on 2005 levels by 2030 and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The Plan outlines the NSW Government’s plan to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce the cost of living through strategic emissions reduction initiatives across the economy.

Major emissions reductions initiatives under the Plan include the: