Overview

The Victorian Government is committed to delivering strong and lasting action on climate change for the community. The Climate Change Act 2017 confirms Victoria's position as a climate leader and provides us with the legislative foundation to manage climate change risks, maximise the opportunities that arise from decisive action, and drive our transition to a climate resilient community and economy with net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Under the Climate Change Act 2017, the government has now determined the emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030. The targets were announced with the launch of Victoria’s Climate Change Strategy and sector pledges. Information about the interim targets, strategy and actions to reduce emissions can be found here.

Victoria’s Climate Change Strategy sets out a clear pathway for further reducing our emissions and building resilience to the impacts of climate change. It also presents exciting opportunities for Victorians to save money, to work and to grow innovative businesses.

Independent Expert Panel's Advice

The government received a report from the Independent Expert Panel on Interim Emissions Reduction Targets chaired by the Hon Greg Combet AM. The Independent Expert Panel’s recommended interim targets and indicative emissions trajectories to 2050 are summarised in the figure below. The Panel’s report has informed the government’s decision on interim targets

Independent Expert Panel graph showing recommended interim targets for 2025 and 2030, and possible trajectories for emissions reductions to net zero by 2050

The report and further details of the Independent Expert Panel can be found at https://engage.vic.gov.au/climate-change-targets-2...

The consultation

The government undertook consultation during June and July 2019 following the release of the Independent Expert Panel’s report.

We received around 3,300 written submissions with over 80 from organisations and around 3,200 from individuals. The submissions from organisations are published below along with a summary of the submissions from individuals.

We would like to thank all those that made submissions for their interest in progressing Victorian action on climate change.

The Victorian Government is committed to continuing its engagement with the Victorian community on this important matter. Please visit www.climatechange.vic.gov.au to keep updated on the Government’s targets and actions to reduce emissions, as well as engagement opportunities in your area.

Submissions

Submissions

Submissions from individuals

Summary of submissions from individuals - climate change targets and actions
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Summarises the key views emerging in submissions received from around 600 separate responses from individuals and provides the text submitted by individuals through 2,700 coordinated emails.

Summary of submissions from individuals - climate change targets and actions [ACCESSIBLE VERSION]
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Submissions on behalf of organisations

Submission - climate change targets and actions - ACCIONA
PDF (665.24 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - AGL
PDF (2.29 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Alinta Energy
PDF (176.75 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Conservation Foundation Community CERES
PDF (91.38 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Energy Council
PDF (3.01 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Forest Products Association
PDF (282.56 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
PDF (3.73 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Industry Greenhouse Network
PDF (247.05 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Modern Building Alliance
PDF (183.10 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Pipelines and Gas Association
PDF (2.11 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Pork
PDF (4.74 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Services Union
PDF (627.18 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Sustainable Hardwoods
MS Word (13.76 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Water Heating Forum
MS Word (156.11 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Australian Wind Alliance
PDF (239.07 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Bioenergy Australia
PDF (5.88 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Brotherhood of St Laurence
PDF (5.99 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Carbon Market Institute
PDF (3.24 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Centre for Climate Safety
MS Word (21.58 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Chemistry Australia
PDF (2.35 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - City of Ballarat
PDF (1.83 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - City of Melbourne
PDF (182.72 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Clean Energy Council
PDF (2.02 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Climate Action Moreland
PDF (163.56 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Climate and Health Alliance
PDF (6.17 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Climate Council
PDF (5.00 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - CO2CRC
PDF (3.95 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Darebin City Council
MS Word (37.54 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Darebin Climate Action Now
PDF (150.86 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Doctors for the Environment
MS Word (92.61 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Ecocern submission
MS Word (14.94 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - EDL Energy
PDF (108.72 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Energy Australia
PDF (7.43 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Energy Efficiency Council
PDF (2.99 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Energy Networks Australia
PDF (6.25 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Environment Victoria
PDF (9.95 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Environmental Justice Australia
PDF (3.42 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - ESCO Pacific
PDF (378.56 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Extinction Rebellion
PDF (109.34 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Frasers Property Australia
PDF (229.80 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Friends of the Earth
PDF (1.01 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association of Australia
PDF (1.97 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Gas Energy Australia
MS Word (18.29 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Generation Shared
MS Word (18.17 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Global CCS Institute
PDF (1.17 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Green Building Council of Australia
PDF (2.99 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Green Music Australia
PDF (95.79 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Greening Australia
MS Word (15.76 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Groundswell Bass Coast
PDF (1.82 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Healesville Environment Watch
MS Word (13.80 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Hospo Voice
PDF (1.26 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Housing Industry Association
PDF (1.91 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Hydro Tasmania
PDF (1.88 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Inner North Melbourne Parents for Climate Action
PDF (63.47 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Inner West MP Engagement Group
PDF (106.49 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Innogy
PDF (1.05 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Labor Environment Action Network
PDF (8.93 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Lighter Footprints
PDF (1.06 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Macedon Ranges Shire Council
PDF (465.75 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Maritime Union of Australia
PDF (11.25 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Meridian Energy Australia - Powershop
PDF (885.61 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Minerals Council of Australia
MS Word (63.90 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Mitchell Environment Group
PDF (255.20 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Morris Group
MS Word (15.27 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Nagambie Resources Limited
PDF (5.84 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Pacific Hydro submission
PDF (417.09 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Port Phillip EcoCentre
PDF (133.43 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Public Health Association of Australia
PDF (363.84 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - RACV
PDF (1.86 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Regernative Australian Farmers
PDF (1.76 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Renew
PDF (4.02 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Rheem
PDF (872.29 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Rinnai
PDF (899.97 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Russel Northe MLA Member for Morwell
PDF (1.56 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Sustainable Engineering Society
MS Word (67.60 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Tesla
PDF (154.16 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Uniting Church in Australia
MS Word (14.32 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - UPC Renewables
PDF (720.09 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Vegan Australia
PDF (96.70 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Victorian Association of Forest Industries
PDF (492.91 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Victorian Council of Social Services
PDF (452.72 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Victorian Farmers Federation
PDF (314.25 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Victorian Greenhouse Alliances
PDF (481.61 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Victorian Trades Hall Council
PDF (396.33 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Viva Energy
PDF (1.04 MB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Voices of the Valley
MS Word (15.11 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Volunteering Victoria
PDF (326.84 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - Western Health
MS Word (15.92 KB)
Submission - climate change targets and actions - World Bioenergy Association - Farm forest Growers Victoria - Victorian Bioenergy Network
MS Word (16.75 KB)