Victoria is setting emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030 right now.
This is the most important decision the Andrews government will make in this term of Parliament. The level of ambition set in these targets will flow down to every decision the government and wider Victorian community makes on climate for the next ten years.
To make sure these targets are consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees, we need to pressure our local representatives to commit to bold climate action, and build power for 1.5 degree targets in our communities.
This information pack is to help you prepare for your meeting. It includes campaign context, dos and don’ts of effective lobbying, your local MP profile and many more useful resources.
Here’s a letter you can send to your MP to request a meeting:
Here’s the sign to should print out before your MP meetings. Hold this up in your photo with your MP at the end of the meeting:
Here’s a useful overview of the Beyond Coal campaign:
This is a useful handbook for anyone planning actions in their local community as part of the Beyond Coal campaign. It has guiding questions to help you develop the most strategic tactics:
Having conversations in your local community is one of the best ways to build community power. Check out this resource for a rough guide on how to have one-on-one conversations about climate targets:
At the end of your community conversations, ask people to sign this petition demanding climate targets that limit global warming to 1.5 degrees: