CLIMATE CHANGE —
903. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:
In response to my question without
notice 346 asked on 10 May, the Minister for Environment said that a stocktake
of climate change actions had been undertaken by the state government as the
first step in establishing the McGowan government's climate change
policy. As per the minister's response to question on notice 715, I understand
that this was completed prior to 12 October 2017.
(1) Has the government subsequently
commenced developing a climate change policy?
(2) If yes to (1) —
(a) what stage is it at and what is
the scope of the policy;
(b) what consultations have occurred
in the development of this policy;
(c) will the
policy have an implementation plan to ensure the recommendations can be
(d) when is the McGowan government
likely to adopt the state-based climate change policy?
(3) If no to
(1), considering that climate change is the most pressing issue of current
times, and national emissions continue to rise, what is preventing the McGowan
government from establishing a climate change policy?
(4) If no to (1),
what actions has the minister taken since assuming government to ensure that Western
Australia actively reduces emissions?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) (a) A process to support
development of the policy is in preparation.
(b) Initial portfolio consultation
has been undertaken.
will be determined as part of the development of the policy in consultation
(d) A date for adoption will be
determined as part of the finalisation of the policy.
(3)–(4) Not applicable.