Planning for climate change: how the NSW planning system can better tackle greenhouse gas emissions

Planning for climate change: how the NSW planning system can better tackle greenhouse gas emissions

July 2016 - Download PDF

The NSW Government is proposing to make changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This presents an opportunity to make amendments to address the most important and urgent challenge we face – planning for climate change.

Major projects such as CSG and coal mining continue to receive approval without proper consideration of the future climate impacts of those projects.

In this report, we make 14 key recommendations on how the planning system can be improved to help mitigate the future impacts and costs of climate change.

Please note: Table 1 (on page 10 of the report) has been updated from the version first published. The download above contains the new corrected version. View the updated table » 

For more about why we have released this report, and what it means, read our blog post How can NSW better tackle greenhouse gas emissions?, 27 July 2016.

Link to this report page.