White Paper on Climate Change

White Paper on Climate Change

9.08.2010 - Posted by
The Victorian Government recently released its Climate Change White Paper – Taking Action for Victoria’s Future.   At the heart of the document lie 10 actions that aim to place Victoria on a more sustainable energy footing. By far the most significant is Action 1 – Legislating to cut Victoria’s greenhouse pollution by at least 20%.

The document acknowledges the “disappointing defeat by the Senate of the Federal Government’s proposed CPRS” and states that Victoria is no longer willing to wait for a federal solution. It is pleasing to see this important first step being taken. An additional $329 million has been committed, on top of the $322 million previously announced for climate change and renewable energy programs.