Vote Climate in the Victorian election 2022. Find your election guides here.

 We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator. - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

The Labor government in Victoria has taken some very positive steps on energy and climate, but is not even close to instigating the kind is emergency action that is needed in order to avoid out-of-control warming and climate catastrophe. They are allowing a resumption of exploration and extraction of fossil gas and a extensive seismic testing searching for more reserves. Despite what they say, logging of old growth forests continues and they do not plan to stop the logging of our precious native forests altogether until 2030. 

The strongest action climate voters can take is to support parties and independents with stronger climate policies into the blance of power. There is a real chance that Greens and 'teal' independents could hold the balance of power in the lower house - especially now the LIberals are directling their preferences to the Greens in some key marginals. And Greens could hold the balance of power in the upper house, possibly together with some representatives of parties like Victorian Socialists, Animal Justice and Reason. 

The earth is already too hot. We are close to or past tipping points that could see warming spiral out of control. We are out of time. Let's do everything we can to make sure that this is the term of government in which Victoria declares a climate emergency. Read more at  the Climate Code Red blog or download Climate Dominoes to read about the tipping points that are already being passed.  

Climate emergency booklet

Download a free guide to explaining the climate emergency here

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Want a climatehouse sign?

Tell your neighbours that you are putting climate - and forests - first when you vote in the Victorian election 2022. Email us. 

Have your local candidates pledged to support the declaration of a climate emergency? 

These three candidates in Kew electorate signed on at the election forum. Download and print the photo pledge and ask candidates to sign it. 

Contact a politician, put up a house sign, come letter-boxing. It's going to take a lot of people power to overcome the vested interests that stand in the way of  emergency climate action.
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Vote Climate Australia

Vote Climate is a network linking community groups working on solutions to the climate crisis. Our network includes local climate action groups, groups opposing new coal and gas projects, groups protecting forests, and groups working for a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy.

We aim to make climate action a central issue in every election, to push parties and candidates to adopt stronger policies, and to inform voters about the parties and candidates with the best climate and energy policies. 

This election, and every election, use your vote to push for strong action on climate change. 

We want politicians to tell the truth about how serious the climate crisis is, and that's what we try to do. Our election scorecards rate the parties and independent candidates on how their policies measure up to what is actually required for a safe climate future: zero emissions as fast as humanly possible, and draw down of the excess greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere.

There is no time left to be content with what is politically feasible. Slow incremental change will leave our children with an unlivable planet. So let's start telling the truth about the climate emergency and talking about the speed and scale of the transition we need to make. If climate groups are not willing to talk honestly about the scale of the transition required, then how can we expect politicians to be up front with the public?

Our future is on fire