Victoria’s Climate Change Act 2017 sets a state target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and requires the Government to set a pathway of short-term targets to reach it.

Victoria’s target for 2020 was to cut emissions by 15-20% below 2005 levels. That target was achieved two years early.

Victoria’s target for 2025 is to cut emissions by 28-33% below 2005 levels.

Victoria’s target for 2030 is to cut emissions by 45-50% below 2005 levels.

The next short-term target, for 2035, must be set by 31 March 2023.

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (the Minister) has asked an independent panel of experts (the Panel) to advise on a target for 2035, the best action to reach that target and what the pathways to net zero emissions by 2050 could look like.

You can find more information about the Panel and Victoria’s targets at

The Panel will prepare a report with their advice to government by 1 March 2023, and they would like your views to help shape that advice.