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Environmental Justice Australia has organised a briefing. Come along for an expert legal briefing on the review of the Victorian Climate Change Act and Victorian People’s Climate Charter.

The Victorian Government is going to propose a new Climate Change Act in the next couple of months. We currently have a unique window of opportunity to act to ensure that Victoria implements a Climate Change Act that achieves real emissions reductions and is well-equipped to deal with future challenges posed by Climate Change.

A key part of the Act needs to be the Victorian People’s Climate Charter. Inspired by the example of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, an independent panel of legal and policy experts has recommended including a Climate Charter in the Victorian Climate Change Act.

The Climate Charter would guide all government planning, policy and decision making in responding to climate change, whether reducing our emissions and transitioning to clean energy sources, or dealing with the impacts of climate change that are already being felt by the community.

You’ll learn:

  • What a Climate Charter is and how it would operate in practice
  • Why the Climate Charter gives us a powerful new tool for addressing federal government inaction on the climate change
  • What other key pillars are needed to make sure Victoria has an effective Climate Change Act that drives meaningful emissions reduction.
  • The crucial next steps we need to take to ensure that an ambitious, nation leading Climate Change Act is adopted by the Victorian government

You’ll also have the opportunity to have your questions answered by experienced environmental lawyers Felicity Millner and Brendan Sydes.