Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    One week left to have your say on climate change

    22/11/2019 11:15 AM
    • Submissions close on November 29 for the 'Climate change in Western Australia - issues paper'  

    The Western Australian community, business and industry sectors have one week left to make submissions for the 'Climate change in Western Australia - issues paper'.


    The paper identifies 11 focus areas including industry innovation, future mobility, water security, protecting biodiversity, and regional prosperity.


    Public submissions will help shape the State Climate Policy, a roadmap that will help guide the State's transition to a low carbon future. Specifically, it will help meet the McGowan Government's aspiration to achieve net zero emissions in Western Australia by 2050.


    The commitment sends a clear signal for new investment, creates certainty for business and positions Western Australia well for a global low-carbon transition.


    This policy will build on existing climate-related initiatives already underway in WA including renewable energy, protecting wetlands, water security, waste reduction, expanding the conservation estate and building METRONET.


    The issues paper is available on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's website at http://www.dwer.wa.gov.au and is open for public comment until November 29, 2019. The State Climate Policy will be released in 2020.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Hearing from the community on this important issue is vital to getting this policy right. I encourage people to make the time to read through the discussion paper and let us know your thoughts.


    "Climate change poses both challenges and opportunities for our State and we want to make sure we can maximise our adaptability and work towards the jobs of the future."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800