Queensland signs global climate change agreement

The Queensland Government has signed up to the international “Under2MOU”, a coalition of subnational governments leading by example to combat climate change.

Officially known as “The Subnational Global Climate Leadership MOU”, the Under2MOU records those regional and local governments that have accepted the shared goal of:

  • limiting warming to below 2° Celsius
  • limiting greenhouse gas emissions to 80 to 95 per cent below 1990 levels or to less than 2 annual metric tonnes per capita by 2050.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad signed the Under2MOU at the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne on 13 July 2017, officially accepting the target on behalf of the state.

By signing the Under2MOU, Queensland has joined subnational governments representing almost 40% of the global economy, committed to reducing their emissions towards net zero by 2050.

For more information visit the Under2 MOU website.