Implementation of government climate policy


The NSW Government’s Climate Change Policy Framework aims to maximise the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of NSW in the context of a changing climate. It states long-term aspirational objectives of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and having NSW more resilient to a changing climate. The Framework is due to be reviewed in 2020. This audit could assess specific commitments to change government operations such as implementing emission saving measures in purchasing, asset management and service delivery and implementing climate change risk assessment and mitigation into operations, purchasing, infrastructure and regulatory frameworks. The audit may also consider the use of the Climate Change Fund, how this has been administered and implemented, and whether projects align to the fund’s objectives.