Government action




Victorians want government action on climate change. Sustainability Victoria’s social research on climate change demonstrated this. 

The Victorian Government has established itself as a climate change leader, by becoming the first state government in Australia to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050.

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Actions taken

Here’s a snapshot of some other action taken:

  • Committed to cut emissions from state government department operations by 30 per cent on 2015 levels by 2020
  • Committed to reduce emissions across the entire economy by 15 – 20 per cent on 2005 levels by 2020, as our first interim target on the way to net zero
  • Set ambitious renewable energy targets (25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025) which will create thousands of new jobs and cut the pollution causing climate change
  • Established TAKE2 – a world-leading collective climate change pledge initiative which supports all Victorians to take action on climate change
  • Launched the $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund to create more jobs, support renewable energy generation, cut emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies
  • Developed Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020 to help Victorians meet the challenges and make the most of opportunities climate change will present.

Learn more about the Victorian Government’s plan for a low carbon future.