Implementing the Victorian Climate Change Act 2017
The Victorian Climate Change Act 2017 establishes a comprehensive framework to establish Victoria as a climate change resilient, net zero emissions State. The Act also establishes a long-term target of net zero emissions for Victoria by 2050. This seminar will outline the key features of the Act and some of the work to date to implement the Act, including emissions reporting, developing interim emission reduction targets, and adaptation planning.
Michael Wheelahan is the Director, Climate Change Policy in the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and his team is responsible for implementing the Climate Change Act 2017.
Michael is a lawyer by background, and has had over twenty years experience in the Victorian government in a range of policy, strategy and governance roles.