A great day for climate change reform in Victoria!

The Victorian Government has today become the first in Australia to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050! The state government's new Climate Change Act 2017 was this morning passed through Parliament to become law.

So what does that mean for Victoria?

  •  We now have a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, enshrined in legislation.
  •  To help us reach that target, the state government must set five-yearly interim emissions targets from 2020 onwards. (The government has already set a target between now and 2020.)
  •  It will improve accountability and transparency about cutting the pollution causing climate change.
  • From now on, the government will consider how climate change and the pollution that causes it are effected by government decision-making and policies

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