Why we need to act

There are many effective actions we can take to tackle the causes of climate change by reducing GHG emissions. There is substantial potential to reduce GHG emissions at low cost, zero cost or even with a cost saving. These actions can contribute to reducing GHG emissions. Actions to address climate change are affordable. They can also improve our quality of life. The time to act is now!

Our move to a low GHG emission society will transform our economy, and for the better. By thinking carbon we have the potential to unleash a wave of innovation across our economy not only in the obvious areas such as renewable energy and energy efficiency, but also in areas such as: sustainable, low impact agriculture; intelligent, sustainable, transport systems; low carbon architecture and construction technologies; and a high value-added services sector based on a low carbon information economy. If we realise this sort of potential for our economy, we can also have transformative impacts that, arguably, will only enhance people’s quality of life.

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