We are already experiencing hotter summers, more frequent natural disasters and impacts on our natural environment (such as coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef).
These changes pose a threat to our economy, our communities, our environment and our way of life.
A global economic transition is underway as countries around the world move to reduce pollutants and adopt low carbon alternatives.
As a result, Queensland’s economy, industries and communities will also need to change.
The Queensland Government is committed to playing its part in the global effort to address the impacts of climate change and ensure the long-term viability of our economy, communities and industries.
The Queensland Climate Change Response outlines our commitments and the actions we will take to transition to a low carbon, clean growth economy and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.
We will make the transition in a way that delivers the best outcomes for Queensland—by securing new jobs and opportunities for Queenslanders, supporting and strengthening our communities and protecting our precious natural environment.
Queensland Climate Change Response video
Queensland’s climate is changing
That means damage to our reef, hotter and longer summers and more intense natural disasters.
We need to act.
The world is responding by cutting pollutants and adopting low-carbon alternatives.
Queensland’s economy, industries and communities are changing, too.
Help is at hand.
The Queensland Government is working with industry, councils and communities to grow opportunities.
Our target is zero net emissions by 2050.
To get there, we’ll need to:
Diversify our economy by creating new jobs and industries
Help existing industries remain competitive
Support communities to take action
We’re carefully and steadily working towards our target.
Together, government, councils, industry and communities need to prepare for a changing climate.
To become more adaptable, we’ll need to:
Understand what is changing
Use the best science to help us plan
Make sure our future decisions take climate change into account
Work together and share our knowledge because together we will be more resilient