Sectoral emissions reduction strategy

The Minister for Climate Action, in partnership with the Ministerial Taskforce on Climate Action, has overseen the development of the sectoral emissions reduction strategy, a core commitment of the Western Australian Climate Policy.
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Reducing our emissions and contributing to the critical goals of the Paris Agreement will protect Western Australia’s environment, community and long-term prosperity.

The State Government has developed the Sectoral emissions reduction strategy for Western Australia (SERS) following extensive engagement. This has included consultation with businesses and industry and with research, environment and community organisations, to transition our economy to net zero emissions.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation led the development of the SERS during 2022 and 2023 in partnership with key State Government agencies, including:

  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Energy Policy WA)
  • Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Communities. 

The SERS explores robust and credible pathways for Western Australia with tangible actions for reducing emissions consistent with the State Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. It recognises the importance of significant action this decade to reduce emissions, transition emissions-intensive industries and protect Western Australia’s economy from carbon transition risks.

The SERS builds on significant work already underway to decarbonise our economy with 40 new actions that will be implemented by 14 State Government agencies and trading enterprises. 

Frequently asked questions

View the FAQs on the development of the SERS.