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Caring for our environment (Nationals)

By The Nationals

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Our Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan is the most comprehensive plan ever developed to protect the Great Barrier Reef for future generations. The Coalition has put in place an historic ban on capital dredge disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – ending a 100 year old practice. $2 billion is being invested by Australian governments on projects that include improving water quality, reducing sediment and nitrogen run off, removing crown of thorns starfish and improving our scientific knowledge of the reef. The Coalition Government will double renewable energy in Australia over the next four years. Under the Renewable Energy Target, more than 23% of Australia’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2020. We are supporting large scale projects, while at the same time making solar more affordable for households. Right around Australia, young local people are delivering environmental projects in their communities through the Green Army. We have already launched more than 500 teams across the country. We are investing $1 billion in natural resource management through the National Landcare Programme. The Coalition will continue to deliver on our $50 million commitment to plant 20 million trees by 2020, with almost 10 million trees already committed for planting over the next three years. &nbsp

Topics: Elections, Renewable energy sources, Climate change mitigation
Publisher: The Nationals
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:apo.org.au:63772
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