News | 27th Jun, 2018

Submission to Victoria’s Air Quality Strategy

We are very pleased to make a submission on Victoria’s Air Quality Strategy. We want to see it lead to policies capable of significantly reducing Victoria’s air pollution and addressing the interconnected challenge of climate change.

Reducing air pollution in Victoria is of critical importance. Air pollution causes over 3000 deaths in Australia every year, and thousands more instances of chronic disease and disability.

Summary of recommendations:

1. Integrate strategies to tackle climate and air pollution.
2. Urgently limit climate and air pollution from Victoria’s coal-burning power stations.
3. Implement a suite of policies to accelerate the shift to renewable energy and increase energy efficiency to reduce the need for fuel combustion.
4. Prioritise empowering pollution-affected communities and work towards environmental justice.

Read the full submission below or click here to download the PDF.