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The ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-2025 and Canberra’s Living Infrastructure Plan, the ACT Government’s next steps in the response to the climate change challenge. pic.twitter.com/lw3nM4V8ni
— Andrew Barr MLA (@ABarrMLA) September 16, 2019
The bad news for the climate-emergency future? Your car won’t be of much use:
Canberrans are being encouraged to ditch their cars one day a week and jump on public transport or a bike as the ACT Government aims to reach its zero net emissions target by 2045.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury launched the ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-2025 today, outlining the Government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50-60 per cent by 2025.
As part of the strategy, the Government said it will provide “incentives” for Canberrans to consider active travel or public transport to move around our city, with transport accounting for more than 60 per cent of emissions.
The strategy recommends the Government implements car-free days, car-free areas, shared zones and traffic-calmed streets as soon as 2021, as well as options for a reward scheme for locals who increase their use of public transport.
Mr Rattenbury admitted that the strategy requires Canberrans to make behavioural changes and said there is a “need to ‘Copenhagenise’ Canberra”.
For the record, the ACT emissions are exactly 3/5th of nothing.