Successes | 25th May, 2021

Thousands of Victorians push for strong climate targets

The people-powered campaign for strong state climate targets was huge!

33,000 Victorians signed our petition and thousands of you sent personal messages to state MPs. Bushfire survivors, who had seen the devastating impacts of climate damage first-hand, took their calls for strong targets to the steps of parliament. And we brought together key voices from business, union and social sector groups – all calling for strong emissions targets.

In May 2021, the Victorian government announced their long-overdue targets, aiming for a 28-33% reduction to our climate pollution by 2025 and a 45-50% reduction by 2030. It falls short of what the climate science demands, but has set a new benchmark among the major states. And together, we’ll keep pushing them to raise the bar!