Climate Change Response: Towards 2050

Climate change is a critical challenge for all the world’s nations and peoples.

A well-managed transition to a low-carbon economy can reduce exposure to economic risk, reduce costs, and unlock new opportunities.

The Northern Territory Government is committed to taking action on climate change to maximise the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Territorians.

The ‘Climate Change Response: Towards 2050’ provides a policy framework for the Northern Territory Government’s strategic management of climate change risks and opportunities.

The Response identifies four key objectives to inform future actions and guide development of mitigation and adaptation strategies:

  1. achieve net zero emissions
  2. build a resilient Territory
  3. unlock opportunities
  4. inform and involve

Read the Climate Change Response: Towards 2050 PDF (1.6 MB).

Three-Year Action Plan

A ‘Three-Year Action Plan’ has been developed to guide the Northern Territory Government’s delivery of the Climate Change Response: Towards 2050. The Plan identifies the Northern Territory Government’s actions over the next three years to establish the foundations required to deliver an enduring and effective climate change response.

Read the Three Year Action Plan PDF (1.3 MB).

Report – Climate Change in the Northern Territory – State of the science and climate change impacts

An important element of the Northern Territory’s Climate Change Response policy framework is ensuring that Territorians understand the risks posed by the changing climate and how they can act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit further change and do things differently to manage the change that is unavoidable.

The Northern Territory Government is committed to developing strategies and actions that promote and support climate conscious behavioural change.

Working with the Northern Territory Government, the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub of the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) prepared a report titled Climate Change in the Northern Territory – State of the science and climate change impacts.

The report provides Territorians with an easy-to-understand summary of climate change: what it is, how it’s affecting the Territory and what Territorians can do about it.

It will be used to inform policy and assist Government, industry and the community to make decisions that build a climate-smart future.

Read the Climate Change in the Northern Territory – State of the science and climate change impacts PDF (13.2 MB).

Outcomes of consultation on the draft NT Climate Change Response 2019

The Northern Territory Government released the draft ‘Northern Territory Climate Change Response: Towards 2050’ (the draft Response) in late 2019. The draft Response built on a previous Climate Change Discussion Paper and outlined the Northern Territory Government's approach to addressing climate risk and harnessing the potential opportunities associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The purpose of consultation on the draft Response was to facilitate community and stakeholder input on addressing the challenge of climate change, and to inform development of the final Climate Change Response: Towards 2050.

A Consultation Summary Report outlining the key themes raised by stakeholders and how they have been addressed in the final Climate Change Response: Towards 2050 has been prepared.

Read the Consultation Summary Report PDF (613.9 KB).

To read the draft Policy and the submissions go to the Have Your Say website.

Last updated: 28 October 2020

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