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Question Without Notice No. 157 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 March 2020 by Hon Tim Clifford

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

Answered on

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY — CONSULTATION

157. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the state government's climate change policy.

(1) Will the minister please give an estimation of when the climate change policy will be complete?

(2) Is the government consulting with other states that have legislated emissions reduction targets; and, if so, which states has it consulted with?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

(1) The state government's ''Climate Change in Western Australia'' issues paper, which was released for public consultation late last year, generated significant community and stakeholder interest. Almost 4 000 submissions were received by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. These submissions are being considered in detail in order to develop the state climate policy, which I expect to release later this year.

(2) The state government routinely consults with the commonwealth, state and territory governments across Australia on a range of climate change matters. These include through forums such as the Meeting of Environment Ministers, the Cross-Jurisdictional Community of Practice for Climate Science, the Community of Practice for Health and Climate Change, the Adaptation Working Group and the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Committee.