TAKE2 is Victoria’s collective climate change action to help Victoria reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It gives all Victorians – businesses, local councils, community service organisations, educational institutions, families and individuals – an opportunity to be part of, and have a voice in, Victoria’s action on climate change.
CSL has signed up alongside more than 180 Victorian based organisations to Sustainability Victoria’s TAKE2 climate change program to help the State reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Working together with Take2, we at CSL pledge to play our part and take action on climate change for Victoria, our country and our planet.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that it is extremely likely that more than half of the observed global surface temperature increase from 1951 to 2010 is due to human activity and the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, land use change and agriculture. In fact, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are now more than 40% higher that they were before industrialisation.
Climate change is already being experienced in Victoria in many ways. This year we are experiencing challenging water conditions. Although recent rainfall may appear plentiful, we are nevertheless in a declared El Niño event, meaning lower rainfall is predicted, with water storages down by an average of 23%. TAKE2 requires all sectors and communities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, but to also motivate and inspire others, such as staff, members, suppliers and networks, to also take action. Through TAKE2, Victoria has taken a significant step towards real and achievable climate change action.