Our vision is to ensure the heart of our State — the people and communities of NSW and the natural environment that they are a part of — can continue to thrive through our decisive leadership on climate change.
The Climate Change Fund is a critical part of that commitment. It is established under Part 6A of the Energy and Utilities Administration Act 1987.
Through Climate Change Fund programs, the NSW Government supports communities, businesses and governments to reduce emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Its programs continue to help families and businesses save energy and money, and help communities adapt to a changing climate.
The Minister for Energy reports annually to the NSW Parliament on achievements under the Climate Change Fund.
The annual reports have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of section 34H of the Energy and Utilities Administration Act 1987. Activities under the Fund are reported for each financial year of operation.
As required by the Act, the annual reports provide information on fund allocations and anticipated benefits, with reference to the Fund’s key performance indicators.
NSW Climate Change Fund 2021-22 highlights
This year's achievements spotlight just some of the ways the Climate Change Fund has supported the environment, communities, businesses and NSW government agencies.
The highlights for 2021-22 include supporting:
- expansion of the NSW national parks system to 7.59 million hectares
- more than 94,806 households across NSW to save over $24.1 million on their annual energy bills
- businesses to transition their fleets to electric vehicles
- analysis of 165,000 government land assets for renewable energy opportunities.