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Queensland climate change response

Queensland’s climate is changing.

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

Climate strategies

The Queensland Climate Change Response includes two key strategies.

Queensland Government climate action

Climate action requires everyone to play their part so we can minimise the risks and harness the opportunities.

The Queensland Government is leading the way and working closely with business and industry, local councils and regional communities to understand, adapt and transition.

Understand—use science to understand climate impacts and support decision making.

Adapt—take action to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.

Transition—take action to transition to a clean energy, low carbon economy.

Queensland Government commitments

The Queensland Climate Change Response builds on government commitments and actions that are underway to support adaptation and transition.