As the Victorian state election approaches, parties and candidates are announcing the Emissions Reduction Target they want to see set for 2035 in Victoria...
What 2035 Emissions Reduction Target will the Victorian Liberals commit to?
Join us in Liberal MP for Brighton/Shadow Climate Change Minister James Newbury’s electorate during pre-poll to put the question to the Victorian Liberals: What Victorian Emissions Reduction Target will they set for 2035?
We’ll be taking a photo at the Brighton Early Voting Centre with a banner and gathering signatures for our petition that asks the Victorian Liberals to announce an ambitious 2035 target.
A bit of background info:
The Victorian Greens and several climate-focused independent candidates have committed to a target of net-zero emissions by 2035: a science-based target which aligns with the goal of keeping global warming below 1.5C.
The Andrews Labor government has announced that if returned to power in November at the Victorian State Election, it will set targets for Victoria of:
- 95% renewable energy by 2035
- 75-80% emissions reduction by 2035
- Move the state target of net-zero emissions forward from 2050 to 2045
The question now for the Victorian Liberal Party is whether it commits to matching, or exceeding, the Andrews government’s game-changing targets ahead of the election.
A commitment to match, or exceed, the Labor government's new climate targets from the Victorian Liberals would be welcomed by the families, small businesses and communities around the state who are already dealing with the costs of intensifying climate impacts.
Will you join us to call on Matthew Guy and the Victorian Liberals to match (or beat!) these 2035 targets?
This action will begin at the prepoll location of James Newbury MP with a banner drop and flyering.
PS: See the email in your inbox for confirmation of action times for each day.