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Australian Capital Territory climate change policies noticed internationally

By Ben Faulks

Living in a sustainable way across Australian Capital Territory is made easy by the numerous initiatives being run by both state and local governments. And now this has been recognised on an international scale, with Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell invited to speak on Canberra's renewable energy and climate change programs at a symposium in Hong Kong this October. 

This could be great news for residents of Belconnen real estate, especially those who have embraced a cleaner, greener lifestyle themselves – a pat on the back for their contribution to reducing their carbon footprint and working towards reversing the environmental damages caused by people. 

"Adapting to a changing climate and the need to decarbonise electricity supplies is a critical issue for national, sub national and city governments around the world. The Australian Capital Territory has proved itself an innovative renewable energy leader by putting in place policies to secure 490 megawatts of power from wind, solar and waste-to-energy projects," said Mr Corbell in a 27 August statement. 

The state intends to achieve a renewable energy target of 90 per cent by 2020, as well as a 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions – with the end goal of being carbon neutral by 2060. 

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