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Tasmania's reached net-zero emissions and 100% renewables – but climate action doesn't stop there

By Rupert Posner, Systems Lead - Sustainable Economies, ClimateWorks Australia
Simon Graham, Senior Analyst, ClimateWorks Australia
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Getting to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% renewable energy might seem the end game for climate action. But what if, like Tasmania, you’ve already ticked both those goals off your list?

Net-zero means emissions are still being generated, but they’re offset by the same amount elsewhere. Tasmania reached net-zero in 2015, because its vast forests and other natural landscapes absorb and store more carbon each year than the state emits.


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