News | 29th Jul, 2019

Environment Victoria's submission to the Independent Expert Panel's recommended targets survey

Victoria has a legislated target of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. These targets are crucial to Victoria meeting its climate and clean energy commitments aiming to limit global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees and prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

But the speed at which we reduce our carbon pollution is as important as the final destination.

The Andrews government commissioned an independent panel, headed by Greg Combet, to provide advice on emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030 – crucial markers on the way to net zero.

The Panel’s report released last month recommended cuts of 32-39% below 2005 levels by 2025 and 45-60% below 2005 levels by 2030. These targets would give us no chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees and could see us shoot past 2 degrees.

Environment Victoria’s submission to the state government gives feedback on these recommended targets and identifies the opportunities to reduce emissions and limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

Scroll through the submission below or download it here >>