“Without vision, commitment, a preparedness to respect the science and take bold action, our very way of life is threatened. Our organisation, the Victorian Women’s Trust, knows only too well that it is one thing to advocate for gender equality; it is another to urgently steward our earth and very life on this earth.”
On 26 November 2020, VWT submitted to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy on the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaption and Mitigation) Bill 2020 introduced by Independent MP Zali Steggall, endorsing the Bill and offering guiding principles for reform and policy action around achieving net-zero emissions and through the independent climate change commission proposed in the Bill.
Our submission also drew on our learnings from the Watermark Project, which we started in 2001 because, “we saw the warning signals of climate change and its impacts on our rainfall and water resources. We wanted women to have the chance and confidence to enter the debates because for far too long, these critical resources matters has been dominated by engineers, technocrats and vested political and sectoral interests.”
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