Queensland Government

Queenslanders taking strong action on climate change

The Queensland Government has set targets for reducing our emissions while creating jobs and investing in new industries. We are taking strong steps to build climate resilient communities and businesses.

By 2030, Queensland will be powered by 50% renewable energy and our emissions will be at least 30% lower than 2005 levels—as we move towards net zero emissions by 2050.

Queensland climate action shows international and local investors that Queensland is well placed to seize the opportunities of growing global action and investment, and that we want to see the jobs of the future—that will drive our industry, regions, and economy—thrive right here.

For more information, visit the Queensland Climate Action Plan website.
Solar panels generating clean energy from the sun, at the Barcaldine solar farm

Preserving the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef

Pixies Garden, GBR

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system: historically, supporting around 64,000 jobs and contributing approximately $6.4 billion to the Australian and Queensland economies. But the Reef is under threat, primarily from climate change and poor water quality.

As custodians of the Reef, the Queensland Government has committed close to $1 billion to protect this world icon since 2015 – funding a range of projects working with industry, agricultural producers and communities.

Everyone who lives, works and operates businesses in Reef catchments has a role to play in protecting the Reef. Together we’re making progress but there’s a lot more to do.

For more information, visit www.qld.gov.au/greatbarrierreef

Images used courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland
Heart Reef 2 Mandatory credit Jason Hill and Tourism and Events Queensland