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    Greenhouse Gas Storage Bill 2008
    The main purpose of the Greenhouse Gas Storage Bill 2008 is to provide the tenure framework to administer the process called greenhouse gas geological storage, also called greenhouse gas storage (GHG storage) or geosequestration. The tenure framework will be the cornerstone for all greenhouse gas storage projects planned for Queensland. It provides for the granting of authorities to explore for

    Garnaut Review releases draft report on Climate Change
    Cabinet considered a submission from the Premier regarding the draft Garnaut report on Climate Change. Cabinet noted the update on the public release of Professor Garnaut’s draft report and that Professor Garnaut had indicated that he did not intend to conduct a public submission process on this draft report in the lead up to the release of the Final Report on 30 September 2008. Attachments Nil.

    Achievements Qld Police and Dept Emergency Services Vehicle Fleet Emissions
    Cabinet considered a submission regarding the initiatives and achievements by the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Emergency Services to reduce vehicle fleet emissions. The Action Plan 2007-2010 applies to all vehicles leased from, or procured by, QFleet. Under the Plan, QFleet aims to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 15 percent by 2011, 25 percent by 2012, and 50 percent by 2017,

    Qld Climate Change Centre of Excellence Key Projects and Achievements March07-June08
    The formation of the Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence (the Centre) brought together climate science and policy functions from the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Natural Resources and Water. The Centre is today an integral part of the Office of Climate Change within the portfolio of Sustainability, Climate Ch

    Issues Paper for the Review of the Qld Govt climate change strategy
    The Queensland Government is reviewing, updating and consolidating its ClimateSmart 2050: Queensland climate change strategy 2007 - a low carbon future (ClimateSmart 2050) and Queensland’s ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12: An action plan for managing the impacts of climate change (ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12). The Issues Paper includes questions which will focus community and stakeholder feedba

    Qld Govt response - Aust Govt Carbon Pollution Reduction Green Paper
    On 16 July 2008, the Australian Government released its Green Paper canvassing its preferred positions for the design of an emissions trading scheme. The Green Paper outlines the Australian Government’s preferred Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme design features. The proposed Queensland Government response is generally supportive of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme as described in the Gre

    Veg Regrowth Bill
    Cabinet – April 2009 Vegetation Management (Regrowth Clearing Moratorium) Bill 2009 Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade On 7 April 2009, the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade announced his intention to introduce a three month moratorium on the clearing of all native vegetation within 50 metres of a watercourse in priority

    Public consultation on the proposed State Planning Policy Healthy Waters
    The Queensland Government is considering introducing and updating waterway health management provisions including a draft State Planning Policy (SPP) under the Integrated Planning Act 1997. The proposed SPP would apply throughout the State of Queensland. If the draft SPP were to become a State Planning Policy it will influence those land use planning and development decisions that may individual

    Commonwealth - Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
    The Commonwealth Government is in the process of implementing a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that will provide opportunities for landholders (both freehold and leasehold), with vegetation that is eligible under the rules of the schemes, to enter carbon markets and to generate revenue, offset greenhouse gas emissions, and provide environmental ben

    ClimateQ toward a greener Queensland
    The Queensland Government has undertaken a review of the State’s key climate change strategy - ClimateSmart 2050: Queensland climate change strategy 2007 and ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12: an action plan for managing the impacts of climate change. The revised Queensland climate change strategy, ClimateQ: toward a greener Queensland (ClimateQ) represents the next chapter in Queensland’s long-t

    Qld Timber Plantations Strategy
    The Queensland Timber Plantations Strategy (QTPS) is a commitment under the Queensland Government’s 2007 ClimateSmart 2050 Strategy and the 2009 ClimateQ: Toward a Greener Queensland document. The QTSP is a whole-of-government strategy designed to articulate and deliver on the Queensland Government’s policy objective of encouraging new private investment in commercial (large scale) timber plantati

    Vegetation Management Amendment Regulation 2009
    Cabinet – September 2009 Vegetation Management Amendment Regulation 2009 Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade The Vegetation Management Amendment (VMA) Regulation 2009 amends the conservation class of regional ecosystems listed in the Vegetation Management Regulation 2000, in response to the certification of the latest scientific data on remnant vegetation. T

    Biobased Industrial Products Sector Discussion Paper
    The bio-based industrial products sector is emerging worldwide as a growing and increasingly valuable and viable industry. Its development is being driven by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the quest to achieve a level of energy independence and declining mineral oil resources. Queensland has the potential to become a leading producer of bio-based industrial products and technologies

    Growing Queenslands Renewable Energy Electricity Sector
    On 24 May 2010, the Environment and Resources Committee issued an issues paper entitled “Growing Queensland’s Renewable Energy Electricity Sector”. This paper provides background information about the committee and its inquiry into opportunities and challenges for the Queensland Government associated with increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in Queensla

    Progress Report on Climate Change Initiatives and Actions
    Queensland’s climate change strategies, ClimateQ: toward a greener Queensland, ClimateSmart 2050 and ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12, represent the most comprehensive suite of initiatives of any Australian jurisdiction. Since the launch of ClimateQ in August 2009, and ClimateSmart 2050 and ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12 in 2007, of the 124 initiatives (as at end April 2010): 109 have been delive

    Queensland Electric Vehicle Roadmap
    Electric vehicles (EVs) are internationally recognised as an important emerging technology for reducing road transport emissions, improving domestic energy security and supporting clean-tech industry development. The arrival of EVs presents a number of issues and opportunities for Queensland including: Environmental impacts of EVs; Impacts to Energy Generation and Electricity Transmission and Dist

    Response to the Premier's Council on Climate change Working Paper 4
    The Premier’s Council on Climate Change provides strategic advice to the Queensland Government and is comprised of 12 members external to Government with expertise across key sectors. The Council developed its fourth Working Paper, entitled Capturing Carbon in the Rural Landscape: Opportunities for Queensland. The Council Paper includes 15 recommendations to the Queensland Government on policy and

    Issues Paper - Climate Change Adaptation for Queensland public consultation
    Queensland is regarded as the state most at risk from the impacts of unmitigated climate change. Where ‘mitigation’ policy focuses on minimising the risk of dangerous climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ‘adaptation’ policy involves preparing human and natural systems for the impacts of climate change which cannot be avoided. In 2007, the Government released the ClimateSmart Adapt

    Carbon Farming Initiative
    There are strong long-term economic opportunities for Queensland’s rural landholders selling carbon credits from land-based actions that reduce or sequester carbon (land sector abatement). In August 2010, the Commonwealth Government committed to introduce the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) to provide a framework for the creation of tradeable credits for land sector abatement. In November 2010, th

    Qld Govt Energy and Carbon Reporting Framework
    The ClimateQ strategy is the most comprehensive climate change response of any state or territory, and builds on the early work delivered under the ClimateSmart 2050 and Climate Smart Adaptation Plan 2007-12, an Australian first on adaptation policy. The proposed approach for Queensland Government departments to report energy use and carbon emissions will extend the Queensland Government’s commitm

    Release of Queensland Climate Transition Discussion Paper
    In December 2015, at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, the international community signed up to a climate change agreement (the Paris Agreement) that recognises the need for deep cuts in emissions. All countries committed to an ongoing plan to limit emissions in line with a "well below" 2°C limit on warming and to pursue eff

    Queensland Climate Adaptation Directions Statement
    Climate change impacts, including increased average temperatures, more intense rainfall events, flooding, sea level rise, more severe cyclones and reduced rainfall and increased evaporation across much of the state pose risks to Queensland’s economy, environment, infrastructure and communities. In May 2016 the release of the Advancing Climate Action in Queensland: Making a transition to a low car

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