CITY of Kwinana is one of 70 councils across Australia that have committed to take action on climate change at a local level.
Yesterday the City, along with six other WA councils, became members of the Cities Power Partnership, run by the Climate Council.
Climate Councillor and international climate scientist Professor Will Steffen congratulated the councils , highlighting the enormous opportunity local governments have to be part of Australia’s climate solution.
“We’re excited to see a record number of councils jumping on board with the Cities Power Partnership,” he said.
“As the tier of government that’s closest to the community, local councils have the power to genuinely transform the way we generate and use energy.
“It’s clear that Australians support climate action from their council. We’re calling on all local governments to join the groundswell of climate action spreading across the country.”
The City joined other member councils in Lismore, NSW for the launch of Australia’s largest floating solar farm, a groundbreaking project backed by Cities Power Partnership member Lismore Council and Lismore Community Solar.
The Cities Power Partnership is a free national program created by the Climate Council that celebrates and accelerates the pollution reduction and clean energy successes of Australia in towns and cities.
Local governments who join the partnership pledge to take five key actions across renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and working together.
WA councils who joined were the cities of Armadale, Bunbury, Gosnells, Melville and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
This article first appeared on Kwinana Community News on 31 January 2018