The Victorian Government recognises that urgent action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change are to be met. The importance of doing so was underscored in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report – Global Warming of 1.5oC.
Victoria’s Climate Change Statement highlights the fact that acting on climate change is in Victoria’s interests, and it sets out the steps the Victorian Government has taken since 2014 to ensure Victoria plays its full part in global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change.
Central to this is the Climate Change Act 2017 which provides the foundations to drive Victoria’s transition to a net zero emissions and climate-resilient economy and community.
The state’s greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced, including through efforts to stimulate investment in renewable energy and to improve energy efficiency. We are on track to reduce emissions by 15 to 20 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020. We’ve also taken important steps to build the State’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.
To find out how you can play your part in tackling climate change, see TAKE2 and join the thousands of Victorians who have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Read the full report here: Victoria’s Climate Change Statement
Page last updated: 28/11/19