Environmental Defenders Office welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the draft Climate Change Action Plan 2023-25 (the Action Plan). EDO supports the Action Plan addressing the next two years as an interim step before the development of the five-year Action Plan from 2025 that will consider the findings of the state-wide Climate Change Risk Assessment and sector Emissions Reduction and Resilience Plans, which are to be developed by November 2024.

EDO participated in a workshop on the Action Plan on 29 March 2023. We also previously made a Submission on the development of a new Climate Action Plan for Tasmania in May 2021. We reiterate the comments made in the workshop and the recommendations of our previous submissions. Our submission builds upon those comments and recommendations.