Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. It is the least populated state capital in Australia. In June 2015, the city had a greater area population of approximately 221.000 inhabitants. Hobart is a busy seaport. Its economy is heavily reliant on the sea and it serves as the home port for the Antarctic activities of Australia and France.
The City is interested in cooperating in the following areas:
- Climate action at community and regional level around that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, improves energy efficiency and provides opportunities for access to renewable energy.
- Sustainable urban development that increases resilience across its community and assets and enables adaptation to climate impacts and hazards.
- Ensuring best practice with the expansion of the University of Tasmanian into the inner city that creates new economic opportunities and provides increased sustainable mobility.
- Smart cities and approaches to improving effectiveness and efficiencies using new technologies and improved mobility across municipal areas.
The City’s is committed to enhancing Hobart’s urban sustainability. This is demonstrated through the following key strategies:
- The Hobart 2025 Strategic Framework
- Capital City Strategic Plan 2015- 2025
- Hobart Climate Change Strategies x 5 (subject to review) that delivers across two climate programs: (i) improving energy use and reducing emissions and (ii) adapting climate change
- City of Hobart Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2013 – 2016
- Climate change information for decision makers
- Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
In the World Cities Project, Hobart is collaborating with the European city of Katowice (PL).