The Victorian government’s climate pollution targets

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The Victorian Interim Emissions Targets review 2018

In April 2018, the Victorian government ran a public submission process in its preparation to set its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the years 2025 and 2030.

Darebin Climate Action Network wrote a submission to the government which was co-signed by 12 groups from the Victorian Climate Action Network. The submission was divided in two parts:

a) Brief answers (PDF)
(The online questionnaire submission form allowed only very brief answers.)

b) Additional comments (PDF)
(There was no limit set on the additional comments.)

The submission argues for an emergency transition to zero emissions by 2030 and for setting a Victorian drawdown target as well as emissions reductions targets.

The state government was looking for interim targets on the way to zero by 2050 – which is a manifestly inadequate target.

The submission was supported by:

Baby Boomers for Climate Action
Climate Action Moreland
Council Action in the Climate Emergency
Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association
Eastern Action for the Environment
Frack Free Geelong
Geelong Sustainability
Higgins ACF Climate Action Group
Psychology for a Safe Climate
The Sustainable Hour – 94.7 The Pulse
Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health
Yarra Climate Action Now

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