University of Canberra
CURF Research Fellow Tayanah O'Donnell writes on action on climate change by States and Territories
Posted 27 July 2017 4:24pm

States and territories step into the leadership void

You might be aware that the NSW government recently released the 2036 regional plan for the South East and Tablelands, which includes not only measures for climate change mitigation and adaptation, but also recognises the role of the ACT despite the jurisdiction differences.

Increasingly, the scale of the challenge of climate change mitigation and adaptation is directly linked to land use-planning decisions, which by their nature demand a regional approach. It is a challenge that state and local governments are increasingly required to meet, as long as we continue to more generally see a lack of national government leadership on climate policy.

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