On 23 February 2017, the Climate Change Bill 2016 successfully passed through the Victorian Parliament’s Upper House to create a new Climate Change Act, as the latest step in reinstating Victoria as a leader in climate change action.
The Bill gives effect to the majority of the commitments set out in the Victorian Government Response to the 2015 Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010. The Bill will provide Victoria with a world-leading legislative foundation to manage climate change risks, maximise the opportunities that arise from decisive action, and drive our transition to a climate resilient community and economy with net zero emissions by 2050.
Read more about the Bill and the 2015 Independent Review here.
The Bill and Second Reading Speech are available online here.
New 2020 emissions target kicks off more Climate Change action
The Government will seek to reduce the state’ s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 to 20 per cent (from 2005 levels) by the year 2020, setting Victoria on the path to net zero emissions by 2050. Actions by the Victorian and local governments, business
Spring’s not sprung but snakes are looking for sun
Snakes have already started to become active across parts of Victoria ahead of their usual spring time arrival.
Get your entries in now! Fire Awareness Awards closing soon
Individuals, community groups and organisations still have time to enter the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards before the 17 September closing date. Entrants are encouraged to showcase their fire awareness projects.
Spring has not sprung but snakes are looking for sun
Snakes have already started to become active across parts of Victoria ahead of their usual spring time arrival. Senior Scientist from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)’ s Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI), Nick Clemann,