Queensland’s sustainability initiatives

Queensland’s ESG statement

The Queensland Government acknowledges the increasing expectations of the global community to demonstrate its approach to considering ESG risk factors and sustainability issues in its decision making. Find out more at www.treasury.qld.gov.au/programs-and-policies/esg-statement/  ​

About Queensland

Queensland’s population of 5.2 million is spread out across a very large land area of 1,727,000 square kilometres

Action on climate change

Queensland has a solid foundation of action on climate change, steadily built up over the past decade, which has been strengthened by Australia ratifying the Paris Agreement in 2016 and Queensland setting the target of Zero Net Emissions by 2050.

It has set targets for reducing emissions while creating jobs:

  • 50%1 renewable energy target by 2030
  • 30% emissions reduction below 2005 levels by 2030
  • zero net emissions by 2050.

See the Queensland Government’s Climate Action Plan 2030 at www.des.qld.gov.au/climateaction/about.

1 For the purposes of measuring performance against this target, the Queensland Government currently reports a measure of renewable energy generation in Queensland as a proportion of electricity consumption within Queensland (excluding exports). i.e. An estimate of the proportion of electricity consumed in Queensland that is generated from renewable sources.​

As of 2021, the State of Queensland received an MSCI ESG Rating of AA, ESG Trend Negative. MSCI Disclaimer.