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Leading the Way - Low Carbon Policies and Measures in Australia’s Capital Cities

In Australia, capital cities are increasingly stepping forward to offer leadership on greenhouse gas abatement to a degree not evident at the national level nor in many states and territories. In 2016, over 82% of all Australian local governments had zero emissions targets for their operations, while 18% had similar targets for their communities. This paper analyses the carbon targets, strategies, outcomes, and policies and measures that are being used by each of Australia’s capital cities.

spr1727 leading the way (1971757 PDF)