Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pose risks to our environment and human health because they contribute to climate change risks.

Sources of household GHG emissions include:

  • electricity use, for example for heating and cooling, lighting and electrical appliances
  • water use
  • transport from the combustion of fuel such as petrol and diesel in passenger vehicles
  • burning of gas for heating, hot water, and cooking
  • waste

Businesses, governments, households and individuals all have a role to play in reducing the GHG emissions they generate. For further information on action you can take to reduce your GHG emissions, visit:

Victorian Energy Saver

Solar Victoria

Sustainability Victoria

Victoria’s path to a net-zero emissions and climate resilient future

Your local council’s website.

Reviewed 6 January 2022