The team at www.balihotelaccommodation.com.au are one of our top sponsors and have been since the inception of the campain - they are headed up by a team of concerned professionals with a keen eye on climate change as well as the environment. This is why Greenhouse 2011 is so exciting for them - they will most certainly be back next year. They are specialsis in fabulous and affordable Seminyak Hotels and have been delighting staff at the organisation ofr many years.
The Queensland Government is proud to sponsor the Greenhouse 2011 conference.
The Government is committed to protecting Queensland’s lifestyle and environment. As one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the country in both absolute and per capita terms, Queensland is committed to playing its part to achieve the national target of 60 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and has been proactive in its climate change response.
Some examples of Queensland’s early actions include the $900 million Coal21 Fund, which was established with $300 million from the Queensland Government to accelerate the development and deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies. Additionally, the Queensland Gas Scheme has reduced the carbon intensity of Queensland’s electricity by requiring 15 per cent of Queensland’s electricity to be sourced from gas by 2010 and 18 per cent by 2020.
Building on this early action, Queensland’s climate change strategy, ClimateQ: toward a greener Queensland, released in August 2009, sets out the next crucial steps to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change in Queensland.
ClimateQ is a $196 million package which updates and consolidates Queensland’s first climate change strategies, ClimateSmart 2050 and ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12 Action Plan.
ClimateQ takes into account national and international developments in climate change policy and science, and includes projections covering Queensland’s 13 regions.
ClimateQ contains 39 initiatives aimed at addressing Queensland’s particular vulnerabilities to climate change and exploiting strategic opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in key sectors of the Queensland economy, including energy, industry, community, transport and primary industries.
One of the key new energy initiatives included in ClimateQ is the Queensland Renewable Energy Plan, which provides a framework to increase the proportion of the state’s renewable electricity capacity from Queensland based renewable sources. The Plan aims to access up to $3.5 billion in new investment, create up to 3 500 new jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 million tonnes.
Together with the Government’s Toward Q2 plan, ClimateQ will take Queensland’s long term climate change response into a new phase.
For further information about the Queensland Government’s response to climate change, go to www.climatechange.qld.gov.au
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