Greenhouse gases have environmental, social, and health impacts.

Since 1970, CO2 emissions have increased by approximately 90 per cent. The Queensland Government has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 under the Queensland Climate Action Plan.

The Queensland Government reports on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments in its Queensland Sustainability Report.

Audit Objective

This audit will assess how effectively and efficiently Queensland public sector entities are managing their greenhouse gas emissions. It will examine how much greenhouse gas emissions state and local government entities are emitting and their strategies for reducing emissions. It will also consider key targets in the Queensland Sustainability Report.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • selected public sector entities
  • selected local governments.
Area of focus
Sustainable communities and environment
Parliamentary Committee
Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee
Anticipated tabling: to be advised