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.
Clean energy to power Victoria’s growth
Announced as part of the Victorian Budget 2020/21, the package will create renewable energy hubs across the state, improve crucial grid infrastructure, decarbonise our energy system, drive down emissions and support more Solar Homes.
Community has key role to play in stamping out illegal wildlife trade
As reptile keeping grows in popularity, Victorians are being reminded to only buy pets from licensed dealers and to be on the lookout for suspicious or unlawful poaching activity.
Illegal firewood, cash and equipment seized in the Otways
The Conservation Regulator is conducting further inquiries after seizing illegal firewood, cash and more than $9,000 of equipment and vehicles in the Otway region.