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Greens’ Climate Action-focussed Alternative Budget

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Tags: Alternative Budget, Climate Change

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Climate spokesperson

The Greens were proud to release a comprehensive pathway for a safe climate future in today’s Alternative Budget.

There is no greater threat to Tasmania, or the planet, than global heating. The need to act is urgent, and that’s why our Alternative Budget applies a climate lens to all portfolios.

We recognise that tackling climate change is not just a challenge – it’s also an opportunity. Tasmania has a unique chance to be a global leader on climate action.   

Our plan for Tasmania will reduce emissions across all sectors and keep communities safe. We’ll invest in renewable solutions for transport and industry, support farmers to reduce their emissions, stop the logging and burning of our native forests, restore degraded landscapes, and a circular economy.

In making this transition we can set an example for the rest of Australia and the world to follow.

We’ll ensure communities stay safe as the climate crisis poses new and accelerating risks. We’ll invest in more firefighters, community resilience hubs, climate adaptation planning for all municipalities, coastal risk management, and more support for the State Emergency Service.

While the Liberals are now pretending to care about climate change, we’ve not seen any real plan for how they’d bring down emissions in Tasmania. Our Alternative Budget fixes that, and lays out an achievable, safer path forward.

Full Alternative Budget available here: