On Tuesday 9 October, Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy will speak at an event sponsored by ExxonMobil—a company The New York Times reports has undermined climate change science and action for decades.
Unchecked climate change leaves Victorian communities exposed to intensifying climate impacts such as heatwaves, bushfires, droughts, extreme weather, and rising sea levels. These impacts will only get worse if governments fail to hold big polluters to account and take action.
Matthew Guy has a choice to make when he gives his CEDA address:
Will he stand up for Victorian communities already affected by climate change impacts and future generations or will he remain silent and let the climate blockers like ExxonMobil off the hook?
Call on Matthew Guy to stand up to climate blockers in his speech to the Committee for Economic Development Australia.
To be taken seriously, Mr Guy needs to articulate his vision for how the Liberal National Party would tackle climate change if it were to form government. Victorians deserve to know whether the opposition will:
- Uphold the state's climate change law (the Victorian Climate Change Act 2017) in its current form.
- Outline steps to rein in emissions across the whole economy.
- Protect communities from intensifying climate impacts such as heatwaves, bushfires, doughts, extreme weather, and rising sea levels.