The topics in this theme describe air quality in NSW and the effects of carbon emissions on our climate, as well as how climate change already affects, or will affect, all aspects of our environment.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In 2016 greenhouse gas emissions for NSW were 131.6 million tonnes CO2-e. Emissions peaked in 2007 and are now 18.7% lower than 2005 levels.

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Air Quality

NSW air quality is generally good or very good and consistently complies with national air quality standards for carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead and sulfur dioxide.

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Climate Change

The climate of NSW is changing due to global warming.