New South Wales


Joined the Under2 Coalition in 2021
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Net zero government

State or regional governments publicly committed to achieving net zero emissions within their jurisdictions by 2050 or earlier

GDP: US$ 412 billion Population: 8 million

Member actions


Net zero target by 2050

In policy

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Climate leadership showcase


Climate leadership showcase

Building back greener - New South Wales: Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap

Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap:
The Roadmap is the government's plan, enabled by the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Act (2020), to begin the shift towards renewable energy resources. The Roadmap coordinates investment in transmission, generation, storage and firming infrastructure as ageing coal-fire generation plants retire. The Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap is expected to: attract up to $32 billion in private investment for regional energy infrastructure by 2030, support 6,300 construction jobs and 2,800 ongoing jobs mostly in NSW, save around $130 on the average NSW household bill and around $430 a year on the average small business electricity bill between 2023 and 2040 compared to if the map is not implemented, and  help reduce NSW electricity emissions by 90 million tonnes by 2030 and support NSW to deliver on its net zero by 2050 ambitions.

NSW's circular economy target:
New South Wales is transitioning to a circular economy over the next 20 years as part of their waste and sustainable materials strategy. The aim is to end up with less waste, less emissions, less harm on the environment and more jobs 

New South Wales Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program: The Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program is the NSW government's plan to support and partner with industry to reduce emissions and help NSW businesses prosper in a low carbon world. 

New South Wales Electric Vehicle Strategy: 
The NSW Electric Vehicle Strategy is the NSW Government's plan to accelerate the State's vehicle fleet of the future. The strategy is intended to increase EV sales to 52% by 2030-31 and help NSW achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.