Reports | 11th Apr, 2019

Environment Victoria's submission to the 2019-20 state budget

This term of Parliament presents the Andrews government with great opportunities and great challenges. The next four years could help ensure the future sustainability and prosperity of our state, replacing dirty, old fossil fuels with renewable energy and establishing strong protections for nature. But, as the IPCC 1.5 degree report from October 2018 makes clear, any delay will expose Victoria to increasingly severe impacts, ecosystem collapse and an exponentially greater mitigation challenge for future generations.

Environment Victoria’s submission to the 2019-20 state budget outlines seven overarching goals for this term of government to put Victoria on a path towards a more sustainable economy.

  1. Guarantee a clean energy future for Victoria
  2. Make Victoria a leader in tackling climate change
  3. Support a just transition in the Latrobe Valley
  4. Reduce Victoria’s reliance on dirty brown coal
  5. Create a step change in energy efficiency Victoria
  6. Deliver a fair go for nature
  7. Unleash a circular economy
Download our submission here