Can you help make sure Victoria is doing all we can to stop climate damage?
The Andrews government is setting emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030 and they’ve asked for your feedback.
The next decade is critical for stopping the climate crisis. So these targets need to put us on a clear path to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.
From severe drought crippling our farmers’ livelihoods and hurting communities across the country, to the coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, we are already experiencing the consequences of climate damage.
Victoria has a legislated target of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 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 targets they suggested would give us no chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees and could see us shoot past 2 degrees.
We now have an opportunity to have our say. It’s crucial we make it clear to the Victorian government that they need to aim for 1.5 not 2 degrees.
Can you write a submission to the Andrews government today and tell them you want targets that give us a chance of staying under 1.5 degrees?
To make this easier, we have prepared submission guidelines to help you tell the government what they need to do now.
We still have time to adopt climate targets that will not only put us on the trajectory towards averting the worst of the climate crisis, but also create healthier cities and communities enjoying a stronger and more resilient economy.