States and territories climate leadership declaration
Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio, Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, South Australian Minister for Climate Change Ian Hunter and ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury signed a Climate Leadership Declaration which includes a commitment to help Australia meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement and to achieve net zero emissions in their jurisdictions by 2050. The Declaration emphasises the important role of Australia’s States and Territories in climate change action, and the economic benefits such action will bring. The Declaration sets out collaborative actions to be pursued by the parties, and welcomes an invitation from the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, to share California’s experience in combatting climate change while growing a clean energy economy.
The Declaration was signed at a meeting with the former US Vice President, Al Gore, that took place alongside the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne on 13 July 2017.
Victoria’s India Strategy launched
Liveable cities and places – including water management – is one of three growth sectors identified for engagement and trade with India.
Take care in parks and forests as weather heats up across Victoria
With temperatures set to soar across the State at the end of this week, all Victorians are urged to take care and be mindful of the weather conditions.
Bushfire management reports released
Two new reports on Victoria’s bushfire management by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) have been released.