Preparing Queensland for the opportunities of the future
Queenslanders are taking strong action on climate change
We have set bold but achievable targets for reducing our emissions while creating jobs.
We will deliver:
- 50% renewable energy target by 2030
- 30% emissions reduction below 2005 levels by 2030
- zero net emissions by 2050.
Queensland has already achieved 20% of our renewable energy target by 2020.
We are almost two-thirds to reaching our 2030 emissions reduction target having reduced emissions by 19% since 2005 based on the latest 2020 data.
Read a message from the Minister, Meaghan Scanlon, Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs.
How you can take action
Some simple actions you can take at home to help save money, reduce emissions and consider climate risks in your decision-making.
Find out how you can take climate action as a community as part of the collective work to reduce emissions and protect our environment and lifestyle.
Actions your business can take to increase profitability and capitalise on future opportunities.
Here are some examples of ways your council can take climate action to plan for climate risks and build resilience.
Low Carbon Accelerator
Do you have an innovative product or service that will help Queensland achieve zero emissions? The Queensland Government is currently looking for ambitious startups and entrepreneurs to take part in the Low Carbon Accelerator Program; designed to accelerate your business for market readiness and industry partnerships.
Citizen Science for cooler schools
Apply for your school’s STEM, science or environmental club to be involved in real-world research and make recommendations for your school to reduce heat-health risk.
Smart Green Economy Student Conference
Are you a high school student or parent of a student who is passionate about sustainability? The Great Barrier Reef Academy is presenting a two-day Smart Green Economy Student Conference on 19–20 September.
Action in your sector
The Queensland Government has invested more than $4 billion to take action on climate change while creating more jobs in more industries. Check out what’s going on in:
The Queensland Government’s commitment to unlock renewable investment and achieve our renewable energy target of 50% by 2030 is a key mechanism to support our emissions reduction targets.
The production of wind turbines, solar cells, batteries and high-tech devices like mobile phones offers opportunities for Queensland’s resources sector. ‘New economy minerals’ like copper, cobalt and graphite are critical to these products and place Queensland in a unique position to contribute to the developing high-tech, low carbon economy.
The manufacturing sector underpins many other sectors of the Queensland economy, making it important that new technologies and practices are adopted to enhance production and competitiveness.
The shift to zero-emission vehicles, including batteries, fuel cells and biofuels, and complementary industries, such as the manufacture of green hydrogen and sustainable mining of essential minerals, can create new manufacturing businesses and jobs. There are also wider benefits from a zero emission future including lower transport costs and improved air quality that will contribute to more liveable and resilient Queensland communities.
The shift to a low-carbon future presents significant opportunities for Queensland’s land and agriculture sector and its supply chain to deliver productivity, profitability and environmental benefits.
The opportunity to develop more efficient and climate resilient buildings and infrastructure will reduce running costs and avoid expensive reconstruction in the long term.
The Queensland tourism industry has the opportunity to demonstrate best practice sustainability and build on Queensland’s reputation as a first-class tourism destination.
Climate action projects
Take a look at how Queenslanders are benefiting from climate action in your region.