The ACT Government is committed to leading by example to showcase best practice sustainability in Government operations. The Government aims to demonstrate leadership by pursuing rapid emissions reduction targets of:
- greater than a 33% reduction in emissions from Government operations by 2025 (from 2020 levels)
- zero emissions from Government operations by 2040.
The Zero Emissions Government Framework coordinates a whole-of-government approach to reducing Government emissions in a cost-effective manner.
The Zero Emissions Government Fund is the key mechanism for supporting cost effective emissions reduction projects in Government operation. The Fund provides interest-free loans to Government agencies to support emissions reduction projects. Loans are repaid with the resulting energy bill savings.
Progress towards the Zero Emissions Government targets will be publicly reported each year in the Minister’s Annual Report under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010.
Learn more about these activities at the ACT Government climate change webpage.