The Government will seek to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 to 20 per cent (below 2005 levels) by the year 2020, setting Victoria on the path to net zero emissions by 2050.
Actions by the Victorian Government, councils, business and individuals as part of Victoria’s TAKE2 climate change pledge program will contribute to meeting the new target.
DELWP and other government departments will reduce emissions from their operations by 30 per cent (below 2015 levels) by 2020.
Since its launch in June 2016, the TAKE2 program has received over 2,400 pledges in total, including:
- 29 local governments representing more than 3 million Victorians
- school and tertiary institutions with more than 240,000 students
- 80 community groups with more than 180,000 members
- 224 businesses with a total annual revenue of more than $209 billion and more than 229,000 employees
See Victoria’s vision for a net zero emissions, climate-resilient Victoria – and how we will get there – in Victoria’s Climate Change Framework.
For more information about the TAKE2 pledge program and actions the Victorian Government is taking to reduce emissions see TAKE2 - Acting now on climate change (PDF, 1.4 MB).
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.