Together we can forge a robust climate strategy that ensures no Victorian is left behind.
The Victorian Climate Change Act 2017 required the Andrews government to prepare the state's first Climate Change Strategy by 31 October 2020. It's a key piece of work that will outline how each economic sector and region in Victoria can cut emissions over the next 10 years, and how we will deal with the impacts that are already locked in.
However, the disruptive nature of COVID-19 has seen the government's strategy delayed in completion, and we still await its publication. Last year, with the Andrews government leading the pandemic response, we saw a need for civil society groups to step up with a clear vision for how the state can tackle the climate crisis by creating jobs, reining in emissions, and advancing social justice in communities.
That's why Friends of the Earth's Act on Climate collective launched this project to create a People's Climate Strategy for Victoria.
In the second half of 2020, over 1,000 people from around the state participated in two surveys we ran to source grassroots, local knowledge from communities about the climate impacts they are worried about and the solutions they want to see. The ideas people contributed through the surveys are now shaping the People's Climate Strategy for Victoria report.
Our final participatory action is now open through the first link below. The Victorian Climate Change Act 2017 requires the Victorian government to include a statement of policy priorities in its Strategy. We are mirroring this with a community voting action, where we are asking people to vote for their top-priority climate solutions for Victoria. All of the solutions to choose from in this action have been drawn from ideas suggested by people through our community surveys. Add your voice and help shape the Strategy by voting now!
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