Climate action: Sub-national governments getting the job done

Released 01/03/2018

The ACT’s new partnership with Parkes Shire Council and Lismore City Council will enable all three cities to learn from each other to better tackle climate change, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today.

Minister Rattenbury will today meet with Parkes Mayor, Ken Keith OAM, and Lismore Mayor, Isaac Smith as part of the Cities Power Partnership, a network of 70 Australian governments and councils that represent the interests of over 7 million Australians.

“Climate action cannot be done in isolation. It is increasingly clear that to achieve real progress we need to seek partners and share our good news stories and learn from others about new and better ways of doing things.

“This meeting will establish our buddy network under the auspices of the Cities Power Partnership to promote cross-government collaboration to mitigate the causes of climate change and adapt to the irreversible impacts caused by decades of unrestricted greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere,” Mr Rattenbury said.

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