Clean Growth Choices
for Queensland Communities
What will the future look like?
We live in a world of unprecedented change. Shaping our world are drivers of change that are both relentless and significant, touching on all aspects of our economy, society, and environment. It means that during the coming decades the industries and jobs that sustain Queensland’s communities and way of life will have to adapt. New economic opportunities will have to be created. Changes will come from new technology and automation, climate impacts, innovation in the energy system and global economics. Some of it will be disruptive. The biggest economic trend affecting Queensland will be the global move to a low carbon economy.
Are Queensland communities prepared to take advantage of the opportunities and manage the risks of change?
Resilient communities see the future as both a challenge and opportunity. Most importantly, resilient communities do not wait for the future to happen. They embrace it by adapting, organizing and innovating to ensure that the key factors determining their quality of life are shaped locally.
A prosperous and thriving future for Queenslanders will depend on our response to trends, the pathways we create, and how imaginatively we exploit opportunity and manage the risks that come with change.
The sooner we begin our transitions, the more choices we will have in how best to sustain our vibrant regions and communities into the future.
embracing the future
Communities taking action
The Clean Growth Choices program seeks to assist Queensland communities navigate the transition towards long term viability and sustainability. Through the 'Communities in Transition' program, it will engage proactively with Queenslanders to help deal with the challenges of global and local trends.
Those communities most locally aware, willing to draw first on all their resources, self-organize and collaborate among themselves are the communities that will make best use of the Clean Choices Program. They will be communities also willing to learn, adapt and work with others including government to leverage investment for new projects, new capabilities, new jobs.
Over the next eighteen months, six Queensland communities will be part of a pilot program working with Clean Growth Choice (CGC) consortium to work through a process that will result in low carbon transition roadmaps for their region. The CGC partners will provide communities with a raft of tools, insights and skills to make the process happen and provide ongoing practical support toward implementation of each regional Clean Growth Choices roadmap and strategy.