The Government will decide whether to include a Charter in the Climate Change Act in the next few weeks.
Climate change is real.
It’s happening now, with potentially disastrous effects on people and environment around the world.
Right now, our laws are blind to climate change. Worse still, the federal government have no genuine plan to respond to climate change and the fossil fuel lobby are actively frustrating attempts to combat climate change.
State laws can make a real difference. Victoria has been reviewing their Climate Change Act. Environmental Justice Australia created an innovate Climate Charter and submitted it to this review. Like the Human Rights Charter, a Climate Charter would require all government decisions to take climate change into account.
It would provide a way around the Federal government’s reluctance to act and a new model that could be adopted in other states around Australia, and other jurisdictions around the world. It would give Victoria the chance to show real leadership on climate change action.
An Independent Review Panel has now recommended that Victoria adopt a Climate Charter, but there’s still one crucial step left. The Victorian Government needs to decide to include a Climate Charter in Victoria’s climate legislation.
The Government will decide whether to include a Charter in the Climate Change Act in the next few weeks, so we need to show support for this important step in addressing climate change during the month of April.
Please, add your voice. Click here to tell Daniel Andrews to adopt a Climate Charter.