Chief Minister: Andrew Barr
The ACT Government is committed to achieving carbon neutrality of its own operations by 2020 and net zero emissions by 2050. The Government is demonstrating leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions across a range of climate strategies, such as a green vehicles stamp duty scheme to provide incentives for uptake in low emissions vehicles. This and other actions are encompassed by the AP2 Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2012, and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2016.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities with a shared long-term vision of promoting voluntary action to combat climate change and transition to low-emission and resilient societies. The Global Covenant now includes over 9,130 cities from 120 countries, representing over 775 million people and 10.55% of the total global population, and is the largest global network of councils leading action on climate change.