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practice sustainability in Government operations, by pursuing rapid emission reduction targets of greater than a 33 percent reduction in emissions from government operations by 2025 (from 2020 levels), and zero emissions from government operations from 2040, can the Minister explain how the Justice and Community Services Directorate (JACSD) calculates its contributions to this emission reduction target.
(2) What is the JACSD’s current percentage reduction in emissions.
(3) What measures has the Minister put in place to reduce emissions.
(4) Can the Minister confirm that this is a reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions only.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1) All Directorates use the ACT Government’s Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP) to track and calculate their emissions. The ESP is a database that collates utility data such as natural gas and transport fuel consumption and calculates the emissions profile for the Directorate.
2) In 2020-21, the Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s emissions were 3852 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent. This is 8.7% above the 2020 baseline (which is the 2019 calendar year to exclude COVID impacts on baseline emissions). Annual emissions of ACT Government Directorates and progress against the 2020 baseline are reported each year in the Minister’s Annual Report under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act. This can be found on page 14 of the 2020-21 Minister’s Annual Report which is available at https://www.environment.act.gov.au/cc/publications, or the direct link here https://www.environment.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/1910486/2020-21-ministers-annual-report-under-the-climate-change-and-greenhouse-gas-reduction-act-2010.pdf.
3) The Justice and Community Safety Directorate reports measures undertaken to address emissions in the Directorate Annual Report, which is available online at: Annual Reports- Justice and Community Safety Directorate (act.gov.au). Information about emissions reduction measures is included on page 184 of the 2020-21 Annual Report.
4) The results provided cover Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
Government—emissions reduction targets
(Question No 723)
Ms Clay asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 8 April 2022 (redirected to the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction):
(1) In relation to the ACT Government’s commitment to a zero emissions government, while the ACT Government is committed to leading by example to showcase best practice sustainability in Government operations, by pursuing rapid emission reduction targets of greater than a 33 percent reduction in emissions from government operations by 2025 (from 2020 levels), and zero emissions from government operations from 2040, can the Minister explain how the Health Directorate (HD) calculates its contributions to this emission reduction target.