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