The reinstatement of a ministry for climate change has been welcomed by Tasmanians.
Premier Peter Gutwein announced he would be the Liberals' first climate change minister during a cabinet reshuffle on Friday.
The state has not had a climate change minister since former Labor premier Lara Giddings held the portfolio in 2014.
Greens leader Cassy O'Connor congratulated the Premier for taking on the portfolio but said it was concerning to hear Mr Gutwein echoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison's talking points which deflected from the need to bring down emissions.
"We are hoping the new Premier will accept we are in a climate emergency, move to declare one and put in place real policies to mitigate our emissions and to adapt us for our accelerating rate of climate change," Ms O'Connor said.
"I'm hoping that Premier Gutwein listens to the scientists, listens to the community and doesn't listen so much to climate denialist troglodytes like Prime Minister Scott Morrison."
Former Northern Midlands mayor and farmer David Downie said it was great to see the Premier elevate the status of climate change to the point of making himself the minister.
"As farmers, we're on the climate frontline - we're impacted by fires, rivers drying up and extended droughts, all of which we can expect to see more of unless urgent action is taken to tackle climate change," Mr Downie said.
"We now have three states - Victoria, New South Wales, and now Tasmania - who believe that climate change is a significant issue. It's about time the federal government took notice of their state colleagues and led us in a policy to seriously reduce emissions."
Renewable energy business Xenergy principal Mark Barnett congratulated the Premier for recognising the gravity of climate change.
"I'm keen to see real leadership translate into real action, which will have significant economic advantages for the state," Mr Barnett said.
"Decarbonising our economy and protecting our old growth forests will be a real job creator for Tasmania, rather than continually subsidising a broken business model."
Wilderness Society Tasmania spokesman Tom Allen said Mr Gutwein taking on the ministry gave it an unprecedented level of authority.
"This bodes well but the test will be whether Mr Gutwein will seize the myriad opportunities from Tasmania becoming the world leader on climate change that it should be or whether he will squib it," Mr Allen said.
Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Michael Bailey said he was pleased the Premier would be the climate change minister in addition to retaining the tourism and treasury portfolios.
"The tourism industry is a key part of the Tasmanian economy, as is dealing with climate change for the entire state into the future," Mr Bailey said.
Tasmanian Council of Social Service chief executive Kym Goodes welcomed the appointment of Health Minister Sarah Courtney for the new ministry of strategic growth.
"The Premier's appointment acknowledges the need to address rising inequality as a matter of priority for the Gutwein government," Ms Goodes said.
"We were heartened by the Premier's comments on Monday when he spoke about exercising compassionate leadership and ensuring the opportunities are there for all Tasmanians. Today this has been backed up by the appointment of the ministerial position."
The Mental Health Council of Tasmania said it was pleased to see Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff continue on as the minister for mental health and wellbeing.
"Minister Rockliff is very passionate about mental health and suicide prevention, so having him continue as the minister provides a level of continuity and consistency going forward and we can building on the hard work from last year as we progress into 2020 and beyond," said MHCT chief executive Connie Digolis.
The Police Association of Tasmania welcomed the retention of Police Minister Mark Shelton within the cabinet.
"While we welcome the government's honouring of its promise to increase police numbers by 125 officers, we also acknowledge the work of Mr Shelton to ensure that the vast majority of those - 109 - will be in first responder roles," said PAT president Colin Riley.
Mr Riley also welcomed the retention of the prevention of family violence portfolio.
"This is a very important issue for the whole Tasmanian community, in which police play an increasing, day to day role," he said.
Prosser MLC Jane Howlett, who was elevated to the ministry with her appointments as minister for racing and minister for sport, said she was honoured to take on the roles.
"It is an incredible privilege to serve Tasmanians and I am committed to delivering the Gutwein majority Liberal government's long term plan for Tasmania to be the greatest state of opportunity," Ms Howlett said.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Jonathon Duniam said Mr Gutwein's new ministry would ensure Tasmania continues to lead the nation in economic growth and would improve the lives of Tasmanians.