The University of Tasmania has published its latest annual progress report on Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions, prepared by the Tasmanian Policy Exchange (TPE).
Read the June 2023 report and accompanying opinion piece:
- University of Tasmania State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Update: Annual Progress Report for the 2021 Reporting Year, published in June 2023 Download report (PDF 3.7MB)
- 'Tasmania has the chance to make the world green with envy at our actions to combat climate change', Mercury, 24 June 2023 Download article (JPG)
In June of each year, the Australian Government releases the State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories as part of the National Inventory Report.
Bearing in mind a two-year lag, these reports provide an important opportunity to assess our progress towards emissions reduction targets and highlight priorities for future action. Tasmania can credibly claim to be among the few jurisdictions on Earth where forests and soil currently remove more carbon than we emit into the atmosphere.
But we cannot be complacent and must reduce emissions across the entire economy to achieve the legislated net-zero 2030 emissions target and to create a competitive low-carbon economy to ensure future prosperity.
The University of Tasmania is committed to providing annual independent reviews of Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions. We will continue to report on Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions and work with partners to provide analysis and recommendations on climate action.
Read the previous Update and opinion piece: