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Question Without Notice No. 22 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 February 2020 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 11 February 2020

NET ZERO EMISSIONS — 2050 TARGET

22. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the state government's aspiration of net zero emissions by 2050.

Has any analysis been done on —

(a) a net zero transition for Western Australia;

(b) Western Australia's emission projections; and

(c) marginal abatement cost curves?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(a)–(c) The development of the state climate policy includes consideration of measures to lay the foundations for Western Australia's transition to net zero emissions by 2050. It is anticipated that the state climate policy will outline a range of actions, including analysis of opportunities for cost-effective greenhouse gas abatement across the economy.