The Greens were as keen to get a hug for the cameras from the Youth Climate Coalition as anyone when Simon Corbell announced ambitious targets to reduce the ACT’s greenhouse emissions.
The Greens’ analysis found the Government’s performance on Weathering the Change Action Plan 1 was inadequate.
“As the Government prepares its second climate change action plan, it is important that they draw lessons from the first,” Greens Climate Change Spokesperson, Shane Rattenbury MLA, said.
“A majority of actions couldn’t be measured, large sections were simply shopping lists of existing actions and several actions were double counted. Where an action could be measured, the available data was often unreliable or incomplete.
“The bar was set low, however the Government did generally try to follow through on its promises. In the qualitative areas of education and awareness building, performance was, on occasion, even praise-worthy. Overall though, the Government’s performance was underwhelming, hence the score of 48%.”