Communities are already seeing the impacts of climate change.
Citizen scientist and Bass Coast resident Aileen Vening has documented 40 metres of coastal erosion from rising sea levels and intensifying storm surges.
We need your help to get Aileen Vening an audience with Premier Dan Andrews to brief him on local climate impacts. We believe the meeting will help the Premier make an informed decision about Victoria's first interim Emissions Reduction Targets.
The Labor government must prioritise communities on the frontline of climate impacts in its decision on emissions cuts.
Will you sign the open letter?
Dear the Hon. Premier Daniel Andrews,
The Federal Coalition's failure to tackle the climate crisis leaves Victorian communities exposed to intensifying impacts.
Citizen scientist and Bass Coast resident Aileen Vening has documented 40 metres of coastal erosion since 2012.
Your government has an opportunity to show leadership on climate when it sets Victoria's first interim Emission Reduction Targets. We need these targets to be science-based and both bold and ambitious.
To ensure your government makes an informed decision about the level of ambition taken to emission reductions, we call on you to meet with Aileen for a briefing on the climate impacts now occurring on the Bass Coast.
The Bass Coast community is among the first places to be impacted by climate change in Victoria, but it won't be the last.
Now more than ever Victoria must show leadership to cut emissions and protect the community from climate impacts. And frontline communities must be prioritised.