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Acting Environment Minister Jackie Trad is reminding Queenslanders that they have one more week to have their say on how the state can meet the challenge of climate change head-on.

Ms Trad said the government had extended the due date for public feedback on its Queensland Climate Adaptation Directions Statement to next Monday, 9 January 2017.

The directions statement outlines the concepts underlying the development of the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy and is available online at www.qld.gov.au/environment/climate/adapting

 “Last year some 6000 Queenslanders responded to our discussion paper on how we reduce our emissions to try to limit climate change,” Ms Trad said.

“This time we’re asking Queenslanders to share with us their thoughts on how we respond or adapt to unavoidable climate change.

“I urge all Queenslanders to get involved, to have a read of the directions statement and come back to us with their comments.

“You don’t have to be a scientist to have your say, we want everyone’s opinions – mums, dads, families, business and industry groups, from the layperson in the street to the experts.”

The public can have its say by making a submission via an online survey at www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au

“We’re investing $3 million to develop the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy, which will join the community, industry, local governments and research institutions in identifying climate change risks and implementing appropriate solutions,” Ms Trad said.

Further information on the government’s climate change initiatives is available at www.qld.gov.au/environment/climate/climate-change/

 

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