THE Tasmanian Liberals will abolish the state's Climate Action Council if they win the state election.
The action council was formed in 2009 to provide independent expert advice on Tasmania's response to climate change.
The council is chaired by Professor Lesley Hughes, an ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.
Professor Hughes was also a member of the Australian Climate Commission that was axed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott last week.
State Opposition Leader Will Hodgman said a majority Liberal government would continue work with the Tasmanian Climate Change Office, but added there was sufficient expertise within government to operate without the action council.
"We recognise the importance of undertaking practical measures to reduce [Tasmania's] carbon footprint," he said.
"[But] these measures need to be real and practical."
Mr Hodgman did not elaborate on what these measures were, instead criticising Labor and the Greens.
"The carbon tax for example has done nothing to address the issue of climate change, but has made power even more expensive for Tasmanian households and small businesses," he said.
"A majority Hodgman Liberal government will focus on the issues that will make a real difference to people's lives like creating jobs and growing the economy."
Climate Change Minister Cassy O'Connor said she was not surprised by Mr Hodgman's stance, and attacked the Liberals for what she called a "climate policy blackhole".
"The upcoming Tasmanian election provides a clear choice - between progressive parties that are cutting emissions, protecting future generations, and creating the clean jobs of the future, versus a Liberal Party of dangerous climate change deniers, wedded to the interests of wealthy polluters," she said.
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