Report: A Just Gas Transition in the ACT

1 February 2023

Fossil-fuel gas use currently accounts for approximately 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT. On 4 August 2022, the ACT Government announced that ‘it will phase out fossil fuel gas by 2045 by electrifying Canberra over the next two decades’. In its position paper, Powering Canberra: Our Pathway to Electrification, the ACT Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring a just transition and supporting households with lower incomes and renters.

This report highlights the need for equity to be front and centre of the phasing out fossil-fuel gas and the pathway to electrification. Climate change is a social justice issue. Globally and within our own community, disadvantaged groups are more likely to be negatively impacted by climate change. Climate action is also a social justice issue. Climate action through mitigation and adaptation measures must not entrench or exacerbate disadvantage. Instead, climate action should aim to reduce poverty and inequality and improve wellbeing.


2023 Report A Just Gas Transition in the ACT (docx)
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