Join thousands of Victorians already fighting climate change with TAKE2.
Pledge to act now and help keep the temperature rise to under two degrees.
In Victoria we are already feeling the effects of climate change with higher temperatures, longer fire seasons and rising sea levels. The good news is that together, we can fight climate change, but we must act now.
That’s why the Victorian Government launched TAKE2 in 2016. It’s a collective climate change program that supports individuals, business, government, educational and community organisations to take meaningful action to reduce climate change.
Delivered by Sustainability Victoria, the program is the first state government-led pledge initiative in Australia and one of the most comprehensive pledge programs of its kind in the world.
In 2015, 195 nations, including Australia, met in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference and committed to keeping the global temperature rise under two degrees. TAKE2 refers to that two-degree target.
TAKE2 encourages and supports all of us to voluntarily commit to tackling climate change. This starts with signing the TAKE2 pledge, which is simply a promise to do something.
How it works
Anyone living in Victoria can join TAKE2, as can any organisation with a base here, including business, local government, educational institution or community service group. It is mandatory for all Victorian Government departments to make a TAKE2 pledge and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
What action you take is up to you. Choose the things you can, will or have done from lists tailored to individuals, government, community, business and education sectors. It doesn’t matter if you complete one action or one hundred — they’re all aimed at reducing your greenhouse gas emissions. As long as you have a base in Victoria, you can get involved.
To help you along the way, TAKE2 offers free advice and information, including an action plan for households. We also promote the great work already being done by TAKE2 member organisations, to help inspire others to make the pledge and start tackling climate change too.
TAKE2 was developed to help all Victorians get involved and keep the global temperature rise to under two degrees. This was the shared commitment made by 195 nations, including Australia, at 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
For its part, the Victorian Government has legislated for the state to reach net zero emissions by 2050. It’s an ambitious target and we all have a role to play in reaching it.
The TAKE2 program is all about inspiring others to act on climate change, and if you’re part of other programs then you’re already setting a great example. Hopefully TAKE2 members will follow your lead and consider signing up to other programs as well. Understanding what other climate change activities or programs you’re involved with also helps us get a more accurate picture of how Victoria is progressing towards its 2050 net zero emissions target.
Pledge to TAKE2
“Working together, we pledge to play our part and take action on climate change for Victoria, our country and our planet.”
Join thousands of others already playing their part to help keep the temperature rise under two degrees, so we can avoid the worst of climate change.
We can make a difference, if we all act today for a better tomorrow.