Position paper

The Climate Council, Australian Conservation Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, Beyond Zero Emissions, Friends of the Earth, Australian Wind Alliance and Environment Victoria developed this paper, urging the Victorian government to follow leading international voices calling for governments at all levels to seize the opportunity to scale up decarbonisation efforts while also boosting economic activity in response to the pandemic.

The paper calls on the Victorian government to place climate solutions at the centre of their plans for economic recovery from the pandemic by prioritising the following areas:

Key recommendations:

  • Provide clean, efficient housing for all
  • Create an efficient, electrified Victorian manufacturing industry
  • Build Victoria’s renewable energy grid
  • Turbo-charge Victorian renewable energy generation, supply chains and jobs
  • Boost nature restoration, sustainable agriculture and bushfire recovery
  • Invest in sustainable, healthy transport
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