Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5430 ..
However, property crime is everybody’s business. Government, police, community organisations and individuals all have a role to play in preventing property crime. Although Canberra is one of the safest places to live and we experience lower crime rates than other jurisdictions, we are not immune. We need to ensure that we do not become complacent. Under this strategy the government will continue to play our role in preventing property crime.
As I have outlined, we have made good progress but still have work to do. I look forward to working with the community and our stakeholders to keep property crime down and minimise the number of people who become victims of property crime.
I have tabled the property crime prevention strategy 2016-17 progress report before the Assembly and commend it to members.
ACT greenhouse gas inventory 2016-2017
Paper and statement by minister
MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (3.48): I present the following paper:
Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, pursuant to subsection 12(4)—Annual report by independent entity—ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2016-17, dated 31 October 2017, prepared by Dr Hugh Saddler.
I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MR RATTENBURY: I am pleased to table the ACT government’s greenhouse gas inventory for the 2016-17 reporting period. The annual greenhouse gas inventory provides a comprehensive picture of the territory’s emissions. It identifies the sectors responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, which assists us to tackle these sources in pursuit of our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020, and our longer term goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
I am pleased to inform the Assembly that this year greenhouse gas emissions in the territory have reduced by a further 3 percent. This demonstrates a further decoupling of our emissions from both population and economic growth. The current greenhouse gas inventory estimates emissions from the territory in the 2016-17 reporting period as 3,916 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents, including emission reductions from land use, land use change and forestry.
This is the largest reduction we have had in recent years. However, our emissions are still at 23 percent above our 1990 baseline. To reach our target, emissions in 2020 need to be at or below 1,918 kilotonnes. We are on track to meet this due to the ACT’s secured contracts for 100 per cent renewable electricity.