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Friends of the Earth Melbourne has been building the case for science-based Emissions Reduction Targets in Victoria for the last couple of years through the work of the Act on Climate campaign.
We are expanding our focus to the state's first Climate Change Strategy which the Andrews govt is required to prepare by 31 Oct 2020. It represents an opportunity to create jobs, tackle disadvantage, and rein in emissions. But as the government is occupied dealing with the pandemic, we’ve decided to take the strategy off their hands - and throw it to the community.
On June 3, we announced our plan to write a People's Climate Strategy for Victoria. This bottom-up initiative seeks to capture local knowledge about climate impacts and solutions, and identify the policy priorities for the state and sub regions.
We're recruiting community members to help us undertake two rounds of surveying (climate impacts + solutions); participate in online conversations to design policy responses; meet local state Labor MPs to talk to them about the strategy; and drive community voting on the priorities.
Friends of the Earth are looking for people from all walks of life to participate - First Nations people, unionists, and more. We want to hand a strategy to the Andrews government that's been put together by a big and diverse group of Victorian community members, who all want strong action on climate.
Any and all input is welcome, whether you just time to fill in a survey, or have an hour a day to spare.
How To Get Involved
Join your local working group by filling out the registration form below.