Tuesday, 2 August 2016
NSW Environmental Defenders Office, 27 July 2016:
Planning for climate change
Planning for climate change: how the NSW planning system can better tackle greenhouse gas emissions - 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.
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?.