Remnant waterholes in Western NSW. N Foster/DECCW

Did you know?

CO2 has increased very substantially during the last century, to the highest levels seen in the past 800,000 years.

Climate change

The climate of New South Wales is changing. Average temperatures in New South Wales have been steadily rising since the 1960s. The period from 2000-2009 was the state's hottest decade on record. Climate change is not just about the environment. It is a cross-cutting issue which will increasingly affect all parts of the State. OEH is developing information and tools to assist government, businesses and communities build resilience to future extreme events and hazards by helping them understand and minimise the impacts of climate change. OEH is also promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy alternatives.

Our climate system

New England agriculture. D Barnes I&I NSW

Causes and evidence for climate change

Impacts in NSW

Sandbagging to prevent erosion. R Hagley/DECCW

Projections and impacts for NSW communities and environments

Adapting to climate change

Solar panels reduce energy use. S Cohen/DECCW

Taking advantage of the benefits and minimising the costs of climate change

NSW Government action

Save on bills with a rainwater tank. NSW DoP

Actions to reduce emissions and prepare for change

Living sustainably

Peak hour traffic in Sydney. B Peters/DECCW

Simple things you can do to conserve and protect our habitat

Sustainability in business

Solar panels. A Brown/DECCW

Resources to reduce consumption, overheads and operating costs

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Sustaining our environment

The Office of Environment and Heritage is actively engaged in promoting better environmental sustainability and resource-efficiency practices across New South Wales, through programs, information and financial support. Find out more

Page last updated: 09 July 2014