Environment Victoria has created a new Promise Watch database to record the environment and climate change policy commitments of the major parties as they are announced.
Promise Watch aims to provide factual, spin-free, up-to-date information for Victorians about environmental issues and climate change to increase transparency and hold the parties to account for their election promises.
There are 3 policy categories:
1. Cleaning up power supplies and reducing carbon pollution
2. Making homes and communities efficient, affordable and sustainable
3. Protecting and restoring the natural environment
Each week leading up to the election on 29 November, Environment Victoria will update Promise Watch to include any new statements, policies or promises made by the political parties.
Environment Victoria CEO Mark Wakeham said today:
“Victorians care deeply about our environment and clean energy and want all political parties to clearly state their environmental agenda ahead of the election.
“Promise Watch will track all relevant policy announcements by the three main parties contesting the election and will provide the basis for an environment scorecard that will be released publicly, advertised in key local newspapers and sent to Environment Victoria’s 65,000 supporters before early polling starts on November 17.”
For more information see: https://environmentvictoria.org.au/election2014/policies
For comment contact Holly Crocket on 0413 343 329.