Delivering national leadership in protecting our environment


Delivering national leadership in protecting our environment

The ACT leads the nation in environmental innovation and the transition to a zero carbon economy.

The 2018 Budget will boost our status as Australia’s most sustainable community with new investments in electric vehicle infrastructure, stronger protection for biodiversity and the extension of popular Actsmart programs.

With the ACT on track to meet our goal of being powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity in two years’ time, we are now tackling the next priority to achieve our goal of zero net emissions by 2045.

Taking the lead on climate change

The 2018 Budget will strengthen our community’s efforts to reduce emissions and address harmful climate change, including:

Protecting our natural environment

The ACT has a unique natural environment that needs protecting and sustaining as our community grows. We are investing to strengthen conservation management through the 2018 Budget, including:

The ACT Government’s new investments in supporting emissions reduction and boosting local conservation will help protect our natural environment as Canberra grows.


Media contact: Brenton Sloane     0431 252 698     brenton.sloane@act.gov.au