Frequently Asked Questions

How can we relate local greenhouse gas emissions to the big picture of climate change and what needs to be done at a government level?

The profiles displayed through Snapshot will help people to understand the impact of various stakeholders in managing greenhouse gas emissions. For example, Snapshot highlights the role of the industrial sector at a local level in overall emissions. It can also highlight the role of the state and federal government, who can support reductions through transport systems and decisions that impact the energy grid.

Snapshot demonstrates the scale of the action required, especially when viewed with an understanding of a municipal science-derived target, carbon budget or goal to get to “zero emissions” as soon as possible. Snapshot clearly demonstrates that the scale of the climate challenge is something that cannot be tackled at the level of the individual or household, rather it must be viewed as a collaborative effort across all levels of government, industry, energy providers and the community. See also the Resources section on Snapshot with ways to assist.

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