The parliamentary inquiry targeting climate change in Victoria will hear from North East groups this week when a public hearing sits in Wangaratta.
The Legislative Assembly's environment and planning committee will hear from four local councils, sustainability groups and community organisations on Thursday to discuss the region's responses to climate change and what the government can do to help communities take action.
A hearing is also on in Shepparton on Wednesday where the Benalla Sustainable Future Group is speaking.
In their submission to the inquiry the group said their recommendations to the committee "follow and include both global and local issues".
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"Recognising that the tenet 'think globally, act locally' is highly relevant to this committee's deliberations, our recommendations are structured so that state level priorities are placed first, followed by actions sought of local government, and then our specific needs," David Blore said.
Mr Blore said the group is appreciative of the Benalla Council's support but the next step is for the council to declare a climate emergency.
"This step recognises the urgency of the situation, brought tragically home in the catastrophic bushfires in virtually every state and territory starting in spring 2019," he said.
Wednesday's hearing is at the Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre from 10.30am. Thursday's hearing is at the Wangaratta Regional Study Centre from 9.30 am.
A site visit with Totally Renewable Yackandandah to discuss the group's community energy projects will follow.
The Wangaratta hearing will hear from Wodonga, Indigo, Benalla and Wangaratta councils, Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance and Wodonga and Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH).
The schedule for the hearings is available on the committee's website. The report is due to be released on June 30.