Judgment in Land and Environment Court 26 August 2021

The below statement is in regard to the decision in the Land and Environment Court in the matter of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action vs NSW EPA

NSW Environment Protection Authority Statement 

We are reviewing the judgment and implications for the EPA.

The EPA is an active government partner on climate change policy, regulation and innovation. It is a part of the whole-of-government approach to climate change embodied by the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework and Net Zero Plan.

The EPA is involved in work that assists with and also directly contributes to measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The EPA supports industry to make better choices in response to the impacts of climate change.

The EPA has also stated its commitment to supporting and implementing the NSW Government’s Climate Change Policy Framework and Net Zero Plan through its recently released Strategic Plan and Regulatory Strategy.