Climate equity

The VCOSS position on climate change is simple: Act now. Act fairly.

Climate change is hurting disadvantaged Victorians.

Whether they’re a low-income household who can’t afford to insure their home against bushfire, or a renter who doesn’t have an air-conditioner to stay cool during a heatwave.

And although we’re transitioning to lower emissions and cleaner technologies, the benefits aren’t being shared equally.

Solar panels, electric cars and energy efficient homes are expensive and out-of-reach for far too many.

VCOSS believes that a truly equitable response to climate change flips the script.

It means addressing existing disadvantage and improving people’s lives.

It means helping the people most at-risk keep save from the impacts of climate change, while targeting new innovations at the households who’d benefit most.

Climate equity research:

Submission on Victoria’s emissions reduction target for 2035
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FLAGSHIP RESEARCH | The ways heatwaves are hurting Victorians doing it tough
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Our input to Sustainability Victoria’s organisational strategy for 2021-30
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More climate research

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