28.02.20 By

The Andrews Government is in the process of deciding on Victoria’s emissions reductions target range for 2025 and 2030. 

The science states that to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, a 75% or greater emissions reduction target by 2030 is needed. 

And an independent expert panel in Victoria has recommended that the state adopts a target of between 45-60% by 2030. 

But Victoria needs to step up its climate ambition and set a target range of 75% or more to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and play its part on meeting globally agreed goals.  

The Victorian Government could be a national leader in emissions reduction, and set an example for other states and territories in Australia, by urgently transitioning out of fossil fuels. 

Premier Dan Andrews has an opportunity to lead the way towards net zero emissions by 2050, but he must start today, with a science-based emissions reduction target that will tackle worsening climate impacts. 

SIGN YOUR NAME NOW IN SUPPORT OF A 75% OR STRONGER TARGET BY 2030

Victorians are already feeling the impact of climate change, with catastrophic fires, extreme heat, drought and flooding hitting the state in recent months.

And 40% of Victorian emissions come from just three aging and unreliable coal-fired power stations. 

Victoria has the potential to be a national renewable energy powerhouse, and embracing a higher emissions target will send the signal to industry and investors that Victoria is open for business.  

Victoria can show other states that higher emissions reduction targets can mean lower power prices, and more economic opportunities powered by renewables. 

But to do that, we need to band together now and call for a 75% or greater emissions reductions target, below 2005 levels, by 2030.

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We’re calling on the Andrews Government to implement a 75% or greater emissions reductions target by 2030. 

Let’s show Victoria that all of Australia supports ambitious action on climate change today.

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