Delivering for Corangamite

Protecting the Environment

Whether it’s Landcare, our local environment fund, our cleaner oceans strategy or the many programs we are funding to combat climate change, protecting our environment is a key priority across out beautiful coastal and rural electorate.

As committed at the 2019 federal election, the 2020 Budget includes the $6 million Wild Otways environmental program to protect native animals and natural habitat, and the $1.5 million Bellarine and Great Ocean Road Dunecare project to combat coastal erosion.

ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The Morrison Government’s climate action programs include the following:  

These programs are underpinned by the following Government policies on climate action:

Achievements

As a result of these programs and policies, Australia

  • is a world leader in renewable energy investment with one in five Australian homes now with rooftop solar panels;
  • is embracing a range of clean energy technologies including in the electricity market;
  • has exceeded its 2020 Kyoto emissions target by 411 million tonnes and is on track to meet and beat our 2030 Paris emissions target which is to reduce emissions to 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030. This target represents a 50-52 per cent reduction in emissions per capita and a 64-65 per cent reduction in the emissions intensity of the economy between 2005 and 2030; and
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