Analysis of our emissions

The University of Tasmania’s first annual progress report on Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions, prepared by the Tasmanian Policy Exchange (TPE).

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet and humanity, and governments, businesses and communities the world over are taking action to reduce emissions both to limit global warming and to be part of the transition to a zero-carbon future.

In June 2022 the Australian Government released the State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories: 2020 as part of the National Inventory Report.

While technical in nature, 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 soon-to-be 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.

Find out more

TPE’s first University of Tasmania State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Update: Annual Progress Report for the 2020 Reporting Year.

Download the report (PDF 1.5MB)