About climate action

Queenslanders are taking strong action on climate change

The Queensland Government has 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
  • 70% renewable energy by 2032
  • 80% renewable energy by 2035
  • 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. Queensland is also taking strong steps to ensure our communities and businesses are preparing for the risks of climate change. The Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (PDF, 2MB) was released in 2017 and supports climate adaptation.

More jobs in more industries

As part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Plan, we are investing in the projects and programs we need to create good, secure jobs and open up new industries, while reducing our emissions and meeting our targets.

More than $10 billion has been invested in Queensland renewables since 2015. The Government will work directly with publicly owned energy businesses to develop proposals for clean energy hub investment backed by the boosted $4.5 billion Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund.

Queensland’s Energy and Jobs Plan builds on our investment to date and positions Queensland to have a thriving clean energy economy.

Together, we are delivering more jobs, in more industries.

About this website

This website showcases the significant climate action taken by the Queensland Government, along with case studies showcasing sustainable practices implemented by Queensland businesses and communities to build climate resilience and secure a more sustainable economic future. It also provides access to important resources that support ongoing action by industry and the community.

Do you have a story to share?

We would love to hear about how Queenslanders are taking climate action in their own home, community or business.

Send your climate action story to climatechange@des.qld.gov.au and your project may be profiled on the Queensland Climate Action website.

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Government, industry and the community are all in this together. Let’s take action on climate change, become more resilient and seize the opportunities of the low emissions future.

  • Queensland has a solid foundation of action on climate change, steadily built up over the past decade since Australia signed the Paris Agreement in 2015.

  • The Queensland Government is taking strong action on climate change and is investing in projects that are delivering results for Queenslanders.

  • Find out how the Queensland Government is committed to reducing emissions and achieving our targets through cost-effective and innovative action.

  • The Queensland Government is committed to working closely with communities, industry and local governments across different regions and sectors to strengthen their resilience and support their decision making.

  • Photo of solar panels in a field at Mon Repos DES commits to net zero emissions by 2030

    Image detailsMon Repos solar array

    The Department of Environment and Science has set a target of zero net emissions by 2030 for our departmental operations.