Frequently Asked Questions

How do local greenhouse gas emissions and local actions relate to the big picture of climate change?

The profiles displayed through Snapshot will help people understand the impact of various actions 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 science-derived target 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 or council, 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

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