The NSW Government has released a NSW Climate Change Policy Framework, which includes an aspirational objective to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This fact sheet outlines recent trends in greenhouse gas emissions in New South Wales.
In 2014, the most recent year for which emissions data is available, NSW greenhouse gas emissions were 130.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. This was a decline from 159.6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 1990, a saving of about 20%.
New South Wales is responsible for almost a quarter of Australia’s emissions. In 2014, New South Wales per capita emissions were 17.4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent. This is lower than the national average of 21.7 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
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