Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Stafford residents invited to have their say on climate change

12 August 2016 –

Locals are invited to have their say on climate change and contribute to Queensland’s low carbon transition.

The Queensland Government has released a discussion paper Advancing climate action in Queensland: making the transition to a low carbon future for public comment.

The Palaszczuk Government knows we have to play our part in the effort to limit global warming. It is critical for the long-term viability of Queensland’s economy, communities, and industries.

Residents can help the government develop an effective climate change transition strategy for Queensland by reading the discussion paper and having their say.

We want to build on our existing strengths, exploit our natural competitive advantages and transition to a cleaner energy, low carbon future which will benefit our families and future generations.

The Paris Agreement last year saw more than 200 nations accept unanimously that climate change is real and requires urgent action to reduce global carbon emissions.

Queensland has an opportunity to once again become a national leader in tackling climate change and I invite all local residents to have their say on this very important issue and help develop the right strategies to achieve a low carbon future.

The discussion paper is available at www.qld.gov.au/environment/climate/climate-change .
To be part of the online survey visit www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au .