Climate Change Action Plan Implementation Update

Released 08/09/2016

A snapshot of achievements towards the Territory’s legislated 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets has been released by the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Simon Corbell.

Mr Corbell said the seventh Climate Change Action Plan 2 (AP2) Implementation Update showed of the 18 actions contained in the action plan, 15 are either completed, or completed with ongoing implementation.

“Since the release of AP2 an example of progress achieved can be found in the Actsmart Business Energy and Water Program,” Mr Corbell said.

“Between July 2012 to 30 June 2016, 480 small businesses, community groups and owners’ corporations received a tailored assessment and report which identified water-efficient and energy-efficient technologies that could be used, including with lighting, heating or cooling, refrigeration, toilets and/or tapware.

“Of those, 227 claimed a rebate of up to $5,000 and many more currently undertaking efficiency upgrades.

“In addition, Actsmart has partnered with the Canberra Business Chamber to develop online resources and tools to help businesses become more sustainable.

“These resources are expected to be available by the end of September 2016 and include ACT specific energy advice and case studies, and a lighting tool to identify upgrade opportunities and savings.”  

Mr Corbell said the bi-annual update of Action Plan 2 provides the community with key information on the progress of climate change initiatives.

“The update also reflects the Territory’s commitment to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2020 and shows the progress we are making towards this goal through the large-scale renewable energy reverse auction process,” Mr Corbell said.

The Climate Change Action Plan 2 Implementation Update is available at www.environment.act.gov.au

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