NT Climate Change Policy
The Territory Government's $34 million Northern Territory Climate Change Policy, is a comprehensive action plan to combat climate change.
Developed over a two year period, with significant input from Territorians, particularly business and industry, as well as environment and community groups, the policy will ensure the Territory economy is strategically placed as a green resource base into the future.
The five headline actions in the policy are:
- By 2018, the Territory Government will be carbon neutral.
- By 2020, at least four million tonnes of carbon per year will be removed from the atmosphere through better land management. Working with business, landholders and the community the Territory can become a major player in the emerging carbon economy, assisted by the establishment of new Carbon Fund arrangements.
- The Territory will be a low land-clearing jurisdiction, protecting the ‘carbon bank’ in our landscape. The rate of clearing will be contained. The government will introduce native vegetation legislation to protect Territory vegetation.
- By 2020, the Territory will be a world leading generator of renewable and low emissions power in remote communities.
- The Territory will be at the forefront of efforts to save the best of our priceless coastal wetlands, at risk from rising sea levels – through specific interventions aimed to reduce salt water intrusion, protect fishing and save biodiversity.