Climate Targets Open Letter

Victoria needs strong climate targets

An open letter to Premier Andrews signed by over 300 businesses and organisations:

Dear Premier Andrews,

Now is the time for courage on climate change.

This summer’s unprecedented bushfires are a tragic demonstration of the climate crisis we all face.

With only 1 degree of global warming, Victoria is experiencing more dangerous fires, heatwaves, storms and drought. These events cost lives. They put families, workers, businesses and all Victorians at risk.

Yet this is just the beginning. Without urgent action to reduce the pollution overheating our planet, we are on track for temperatures and consequences beyond our ability to cope.

We can only solve this crisis by acting together. Through the Paris Climate Agreement, the global community aims to limit warming to 1.5 degrees.

If Victoria wants others to do their part, we must do ours. By doing what’s right in this moment of crisis, you can send a clear signal to other states and countries.

Your government has taken some welcome steps – particularly with renewable energy – but now more is needed, and Victoria can reap the benefits of a cleaner economy with new industries and secure jobs.

By the end of March 2020, your government will set emissions targets for the next decade.

We call on you to set targets that ensure Victoria does our fair share to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

Signed by,




















































































































































Additional signatories

Arcko Symphonic Ensemble
Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action
Colonial Brewing Co
Smart Energy Council
226 Strategic
Aaron Densham
Adventure.com
Agency Six Pty Ltd
Alchemy for the body and soul
ambcol
Arboriculture Pty Ltd
Architecture architecture
Art Club
Audio by Eve
Aussie Hands
Autonomous Productions
BEAM: Mitchell Environment Group
Bellemo & Cat
Black Rock and Sandringham Conservation Association Inc.
Blackmill Consulting
Blessinway Media
But where are the chooks
Camel Connection
Cattleya Design Studio
Chene Construction P/L
ClimActs
Climate Transformations Research Cluster, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Code for Australia
Colonial Brewing Co
Compass Learning – ImagineNation
Computer Buddy
Cyber Electronic Systems
Dinner Sorted
Decibel architecture
Debias Ai
Dorothy K consulting
s.e.e.d. Design
Saltwater Daughters
Scientific Engineering Research Pty Ltd
Siobhan Wolff Photography
SpellBox
Twofold Media
Victorian country stick fighting association
Vox Clarus Pty Ltd
Watersedge Counselling
Wedderburn Community House
Whetstone Windows & Doors
YogaYin
Mount Alexander Sustainability Group
Auseco Construction
Earthstone group pty ltd
East Gippsland Conservation Management Network
Eastern Biodiesel
ecodesigns
Equine Med
Eden Eco-Homes
Elicit Research
Enzie Space Saving Stairs
Equine Med
Extinction Rebellion Ballarat
Fair World Foundation
Fairway Group East Pty Ltd
Fitting Words
Flack Studio
Foolish Endeavours Pty Ltd
Fusion Theatre
Gippsland Environment Group
Good Day Club
Green Box Studio
Gunvor Eline Photography
Haas & Gray Indigenous Horticulture
Haydn Barling landscapes
Healthy Futures
Hedgehog Australia
Ian Temby Wildlife Management Consulting
Icelab
Indigo Veterinary Services
Kines
LIME Management Group
Little Green Panda
Little Sophia Inc
Living Communication Services
Living Lotus Love
Locals Into Victoria’s Environment
Maike Design Studio
Lake Burrumbeet Connected Sanctuary
Malvern Village Physiotherapy
MJ Oh My! Advertising
monitor city pty ltd
Occupational Risk Control Pty Ltd
Office Overboard!
Onyx Web Solutions
Paint My Pony
People with MS Victoria Inc
Pyrenees Farmstay
Readable
Plan Invest Retire Pty Ltd
Maldon Neighbourhood Centre
Mallacoota Progress Association Inc.
Melbourne Insight Meditation Group
Merricks Nursery
Mobile Aquarium Solutions
Moon Buggy Media
Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group
Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG)
Mt Eliza Association for Environmental Care
Music Works Magic
Nature Play Learning
Neighbourhood
No Ordinary Garden Pty Ltd
Northcote Bake Shop
Northern Suburbs Local Meeting Quakers
Oasis Electrical Pty Ltd
Okki
Open Studio Pty Ltd Architecture
Paul Haar Architect
Part and Parcel
Peace and Social Justice Network, Religous Society of Friends in Victoria
Peninsula Endermologie
Pfeiffer Physio Services
Pickle Arts Therapy
Pixel Seed Pty Ltd
PRB DESIGN P/L
PressPrint Digital
Pretty Neat
Project Partnerships
Project 12 Architecture
Property Style Lab
Re:architecture
Reds Cricket Club
Research Ink
Domain Pools
Dundreugan Alpacas
Essential Safety
Extinction Rebellion WesternPort
Gender Equality and Inclusion Hub
Grampians nature programs
Groundswell Bass Coast
Humanity in Business
InterWater Pty Ltd
Koala Habitat Project
Kororoit Institute Proponents and Supporters Association, Inc,
Grandmothers for Climate Action
Essential Bowen Therapy
Heritage Farm
Revma Consulting
Rhythm and Moves
Riddells Creek Book Group
Rye Preschool
Soulfoods
Speak Eat Learn Speech Pathology
Stars Catering Group Pty Ltd
Sunny Legal
Surfers for Climate
Suggars & Associates
Sustainable King Valley
Sustainable Malmsbury
Talina Edwards Architecture
TaskCrusher
Tathra Street & Co
taut
The Jewish Ecological Coalition
The Software Cottage Pty Ltd
The Visison Splendid,Beechworth
Three Jewels
tombo co pty ltd
Trentham Sustainability Group
Tribal Strategies
Upfield Urban Forest
Upward Dog
Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd
Venturetec
Walsh Street Waste Knot
Warrnambool Field Naturalists Club
Warrnambool Mini Golf By The Sea
Weiss Builders PTY LTD
The Wilderness Society Victoria
Wonthaggi Seed Bank and Nursery inc
WOWOWA Architecture
Yasmin Tordal Photography
A Room With a View
AdAudio Pty Ltd
AUM PR + MGMT
Auplish Enterprises
Australia’s Kangaroos
Banyule Clean Energy Group
BatchMade
Brush and blade
Buninyong Veterinary Clinic
Cathy Ronalds Photography
Convince Editorial
Lygon Music School
Priceline Pharmacy Prahran
Port Melbourne Vet