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Action Items

In delivering the Climate Change Response: Towards 2050, a ‘Three Year Action Plan’ has been developed to guide the Government’s actions to establish the foundations required to deliver an enduring and effective climate change response.

Progress on Actions

Net zero emissions

Understand our emissions profile and trajectory

50%

Undertake detailed analysis to understand the Territory’s existing and projected emissions profile to understand the trajectory towards net zero and ...

Net zero emissions

Determine a pathway to reduce the Territory’s emissions

25%

Develop an Emissions Reduction Strategy (ERS). Taking into account the detailed emissions analysis, the ERS will identify stages, interim targets, ...

Net zero emissions

Establish policy positions that support the emissions reduction target

100%

Develop a policy outlining the Territory Government’s expectations for the mitigation and management of emissions from new and expanding large ...

Net zero emissions

Establish policy positions that support the emissions reduction target

50%

Develop a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offsets Policy to guide the application and administration of carbon offsets in the Territory

Net zero emissions

Deliver priority actions to achieve the 50% renewable energy target by 2030

25%

Develop and implement a Remote Power System Strategy to integrate renewables technology into remote indigenous essential services communities to target ...

Net zero emissions

Deliver priority actions to achieve the 50% renewable energy target by 2030

100%

Develop a Hydrogen Strategy for the Territory to take advantage of this emerging sustainable energy source

Net zero emissions

Deliver priority actions to achieve the 50% renewable energy target by 2030

25%

Implement reforms to the Territory Electricity Market to improve financial transparency, provide cost reflective ancillary services, quality and efficient service ...

Net zero emissions

Deliver priority actions to achieve the 50% renewable energy target by 2030

25%

Deliver a competitive battery energy storage system for the Darwin–Katherine electricity system (DKIS grid) to deliver cost savings, reduce annual ...

Net zero emissions

Deliver priority actions to achieve the 50% renewable energy target by 2030

25%

Deliver power systems plans for the DKIS and Alice Springs grids to facilitate additional renewable energy deployment, commercial micro-grids, and ...

Net zero emissions

Reduce emissions associated with the Territory Government’s operations and services

50%

Undertake a review of emissions across all Territory Government’s agencies to identify opportunities to reduce emissions, and inform development of ...

Net zero emissions

Incentivise the uptake of electric vehicles in the Territory

100%

Finalise the Electric Vehicle Strategy and develop an Implementation Plan to ensure that the right levers are in place to ...

A resilient Territory

Ensure a targeted and strategic approach to building resilience in the Territory

25%

Deliver an overarching strategy for the Territory to increase its preparedness to respond and adapt to climate change in the ...

A resilient Territory

Promote industry resilience to climate change

0%

Identify and prioritise key risks to industry associated with climate change, including work health and safety concerns, and biosecurity risks ...

A resilient Territory

Promote industry resilience to climate change

0%

Identify key industries and sectors at risk from impacts associated with climate change

A resilient Territory

Promote industry resilience to climate change

0%

Work with industry and relevant sectors to assist in developing and coordinating Industry/Sector Specific Climate Adaptation Frameworks

A resilient Territory

Increase the Territory Government’s preparedness to respond to the impacts of climate change

25%

Deliver a 10-year Emergency Response Strategy to address the risks of extreme weather events and climate change on our remote ...

A resilient Territory

Increase the Territory Government’s preparedness to respond to the impacts of climate change

25%

Identify and prioritise Territory Government infrastructure, assets and services at risk from impacts associated with climate change

A resilient Territory

Increase the Territory Government’s preparedness to respond to the impacts of climate change

0%

Deliver Agency specific infrastructure, assets and services climate adaptation frameworks

A resilient Territory

Improve landscape resilience to climate change impacts

25%

Identify and prioritise high value ecosystems and biodiversity at risk from climate change

A resilient Territory

Improve landscape resilience to climate change impacts

0%

Deliver a Biodiversity Maintenance and Restoration Strategy to guide effort and actions in building landscape resilience

A resilient Territory

Support Territorians to respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change

25%

Identify and prioritise risks to human health associated with climate change

A resilient Territory

Support Territorians to respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change

25%

Work with the community services sector to develop climate change risk adaptation and response frameworks

A resilient Territory

Support Territorians to respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change

0%

Incorporate climate responsive designs and initiatives into our urban and community landscapes

Unlocking opportunities

Harness opportunities associated with the Territory’s natural assets

25%

Deliver a Critical Minerals Strategy for the Territory to support ‘The Territory Critical Minerals Plan’ and drive investment to support ...

Unlocking opportunities

Harness opportunities associated with the Territory’s natural assets

25%

Facilitate establishment of a manufacturing hub that leverages low cost renewable energy and attracts private investment

Unlocking opportunities

Connect Territorians to funding opportunities

50%

Identify and promote opportunities for Territorians and the private sector to access sources of funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

Unlocking opportunities

Develop the Territory’s environmental services industries

25%

Continue to support the growth and development of the Territory’s carbon market industry and promote Aboriginal jobs on country

Unlocking opportunities

Develop the Territory’s environmental services industries

0%

Identify opportunities to grow the environmental services industry

Unlocking opportunities

Skills development to support emerging green and low carbon industries

25%

Deliver a skills development strategy to capitalise on new and emerging opportunities associated with low carbon economies

Inform and involve

Promote climate conscious behaviours in Territorians

100%

Deliver a state of the climate science report identifying observed and expected impacts of climate change in the Territory

Inform and involve

Promote climate conscious behaviours in Territorians

100%

Establish a climate change website to inform and connect with Territorians about impacts and opportunities

Inform and involve

Promote climate conscious behaviours in Territorians

100%

Raise awareness about climate change with Territorians through accessible education and awareness material and communications

Inform and involve

Assist large landholders to take action to manage the risks of climate change

25%

Provide advice and extension services to assist land managers to manage climate change risks from key threatening processes

Inform and involve

Assist large landholders to take action to manage the risks of climate change

0%

Incentivise climate conscious land management practices through delivery of targeted grant programs

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