Above: Hon Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change presenting at the event
As a founding partner of the Victorian Government’s Take2 initiative, EIANZ Victoria attended a function at the MCG on 8 September to recognise 182 fellow organisations who have committed to the government’s call for collective action on emissions to encourage Victoria to achieve a mandated target - announced in May of 2016 - of net zero emissions by 2050 and, in so doing, assist in helping to keep global temperature rise to under two degrees.
TAKE2 gives all Victorians - businesses, local councils, community service organisations, educational institutions, families and individuals – an opportunity to be part of Victoria’s action on climate change.
From this update we learnt that:
- 22 local government councils representing 2.6M ratepayers and 50 per cent of Victoria’s population have signed up to Take2
- 75 businesses, with 85000 employees, including global brands such as Qantas and Tesla, and with a combined turnover of $60B have also signed up.
The state government advised that it has mandated that by year end all government departments will be required to announce the measures they propose to take in terms of Take2 actions. Further, it encourages the community to respond to the call for voluntary action by signing up to Take2 – whether as individuals, organisations (not-for-profit, sporting teams, footy clubs), companies, councils, or community representatives – and to be part of collective action for a Clean Energy Future.
Find out more about Take2 here →