The Andrews Labor Government is seeking input from all Victorians as part of its review of the State’s Climate Change Act 2010.
The review, promised before the election, is a key part of positioning Victoria as a leader on climate change – examining how we can invest in the jobs of the future and how we adapt to its impacts, managing the risks and reduce emissions.
The Labor Government has appointed an Independent Review Committee to conduct the review, which includes a public submission process.
The Committee chaired by Mr Martijn Wilder AM and including members Anna Skarbek and Professor Rosemary Lyster is encouraging business, the non-government sector and community members to have their say in helping shape the review’s findings.
Submissions will be used to help strengthen the Act to ensure it meets the State’s future needs and provides a strong foundation to position Victoria as a leader and model for other governments in tackling climate change.
Public submissions open this week can be made online at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/climate-change-act until Sunday 2 August.
Quotes attributable to Acting Victorian Environment, Water and Climate Change Minister, Gavin Jennings
“Climate change is one of the key issues facing Victoria.”
“Rebuilding our Climate Change Act is a vital step in tackling Climate Change and we want to give everyone the opportunity to have a say.”
“We want Victoria to be well placed into the future in combatting climate change – using the best science and the views of the community in framing our response.”