Today is World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. Engineers and engineering are crucial to address the risks of climate change and to ensure sustainable development.

Engineers are essential for resilience to climate change and to design and develop resilient infrastructure that will withstand the increasing weather related events – floods, cyclones and bush fires.

In support of our sustainable future, the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Tasmanian Climate Change Office is reviewing the Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008. Tasmania’s target under the current Act is to reduce, by 31 December 2050, greenhouse gas emissions in Tasmania to at least 60% below 1990 levels.

If you haven’t already attended a workshop there are two more being held online today at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. If you can’t make it to a workshop, you will still be able to make a submission. A consultation paper seeking written submissions will be released in mid-March 2021 and submissions will close in mid-April.

You can find out more and register for a workshop here