Wednesday, 22 February 2023
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Vicki WARD (Eltham) (14:36): (33) My question is for the Minister for Climate Action. Local resident 12-year-old Ollie has reached out to me expressing his concerns regarding climate change and wanting to see strong action in response, as well as strong protections for our natural environment. Ollie is a passionate and articulate young advocate for climate action and is very concerned about the risk potential inaction will have on his generation. Ollie wrote to me with a number of suggestions to address climate change, such as strong emissions reductions targets, boosting electric vehicle usage and increasing solar power. As a young activist, Ollie asked me to pass these concerns on to you. Minister, please help me reassure Ollie that the Andrews government takes the threat of climate change very seriously and that we are taking strong action, and detail for him what the Andrews Labor government has put in place over our last two terms, as well as our ambitious climate change policies for Victoria’s future.