The Victorian Government acknowledges there is risk posed by climate change and a need to support national and global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Following the review of the Climate Change Act 2010 the government will continue to support measures consistent with the appropriate role of state governments in climate change policy, focusing on management of and adaptation to climate risks that help increase the ability of individuals, businesses and communities to maximise opportunities arising from the national carbon price.
The Climate Change Act 2010
The Climate Change Act 2010 came into effect on 1 July 2011 creating a legal framework for key actions and initiatives in responding to climate change in Victoria.
In October 2011, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change announced the Victorian Government would conduct an independent review of the Act, as a result of the introduction of the Commonwealth Government's Clean Energy Bills into Commonwealth Parliament.
On 27 March 2012, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change tabled the independently prepared review in Parliament, and also tabled the Victorian Government's Response to the review.
Further information can be found on the Climate Change website.
Understanding Climate Change: Victoria’s climate change website
Understanding Climate Change is Victoria’s dedicated website to help Victorians find out more about climate change science and learn about adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Understanding Climate Change explains the latest in science information and knowledge and provides a range of data for Victoria, including greenhouse gas emissions and how the climate in each region of Victoria might change in the future.
The website shows how Victorians are responding to climate change, including the Future Coasts Program which produces information about the impact of sea level rise on the Victorian coast.
This site also contains a report on Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Victoria, in accordance with Section 17 of the Climate Change Act.