The Victorian State government has recently legislated the Victorian Climate Change Adaption Plan to drive action towards achieving a zero net emissions target by 2050. The first interim target is 20% below 2005 levels by 2020.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP) is keen on identifying partners to help coordinate delivery of the plan. There are funds associated with the delivery of this plan and local government has a critical role to play. Indeed, in some fields, local government is at the forefront of dealing with climate change related issues for our communities.
Over 15 years consistently delivering climate change related projects for their Councils, the Sustainability Alliances have shown an aptitude for effectively representing their member councils in this space and for delivering high-quality outcomes.
Consequently, the ten Greenhouse Alliances and the state government are in discussions about how the Alliances can help facilitate the state’s targets for and with our members.
CVGA member representatives and other partners feel there is value in proactively identifying a number of projects which could help deliver the state’s targets in our region, as well as strong local economic development and social benefits.
The Alliances have been working with Councils to develop a list of projects to present to DEWLP and to the Renewable Energy Advocate (Simon Corbel).
Over 60 projects were presented by the 13 CVGA member Councils. We have not been able to capture all the projects presented but have tried to get the big projects that are:
- implementable in the near term (this election cycle)
- fit the criteria for the newly legislated Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan
- have broad support among our 13 Councils
To register your project with CVGA download this form and send it to us asap.