Page 1035 - Week 03 - Thursday, 7 April 2022
Carbon emissions—reduction by households
(Question No 651)
Ms Castley asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 11 February 2022 (redirected to the Minister for Climate Action):
(1) In relation to Budget Outlook p 124, what is the funding allocation of 2021-22 in $319,000, 2022-23 in $261,000, 2023-24 in $137,000 and 2024-25 in $139,000, for and can the Minister provide a breakdown of specific activities and policies this money is being used for
(2) How many staff in the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate and the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate work on the activities and policies funded by this budget item.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) This funding allocation is for strategic communications and behaviour change related initiatives that support the ACT Government’s ambitious climate action agenda.
This funding comprises:
a. A total of $556,000 in recurrent staffing costs over four years; and
b. A total of $300,000 over two years from 2021-22 to deliver communications education and awareness-raising campaigns to support key Government climate action initiatives.
The primary activity that this money is being used for is the Everyday Climate Choices website. The Everyday Climate Choices website provides the most up-to-date, scientifically validated information about climate change and tailored resources to help individuals, households and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the effects of climate change.
(2) Staffing arrangements funded by this budget item are as follows:
a. One non-ongoing Senior Officer Grade C from 2021-22 and one ongoing Administrative Services Officer 6 from 2023-24. The non-ongoing Senior Officer Grade C position was recruited and filled in February 2022.
b. Both positions are housed within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD). There are no staff within the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) covered under this funding.
c. Communications and Engagement Group, CMTEDD collaborate with EPSDD on the activities outlined above.
(Question No 662)
Ms Castley asked the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 11 February 2022: