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Climate change

​Victorian councils face a range of challenges when managing climate-related risks. Councils are at different stages in their climate adaptation journey and require focused support to prepare and implement climate change adaptation planning and projects.

We’re working with councils to build their capacity and planning in the areas of emergency management, social and community services, planning and building, infrastructure and environment.

Victorian councils are also supported through regional greenhouse alliances, which now cover much of Victoria. Membership of greenhouse alliances can include councils, business and community groups.

Review of the Climate Change Act 2010

In mid-2015 the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water appointed a three-person Independent Review Committee (IRC) to conduct a review of the Climate Change Act 2010.

The Government described the review as one of the first steps in positioning Victoria as a leader in climate change action.

The IRC’s report (PDF - 679.61KB) was tabled in Parliament on 11 February 2016. It is pleasing to see a number of points raised in the MAV submission to the IRC (Word – 308KB) are addressed in the IRC’s report.

A government response to the independent review report is expected within the next two months.

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