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.
Basin Ministerial Council Meets
Agreements reached by Basin States at the December Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council.
Prepare for power outages
Power outages can be caused by extreme weather such as lightning, floods, heatwaves, bushfires or high winds, trees coming into contact with powerlines, wildlife interference or car accidents. We want to ensure Victorians are informed about power
Free seaside activities in January
Join a fishing workshop, discover a rockpool or learn how to paddle in a canoe in some of the free activities on offer in this season's Summer by the Sea program. Suitable for children, adults and people of all abilities and backgrounds, Summer by