The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership is Australia’s largest local government climate network, made up of over 140 councils from across the country, representing over half of the Australian population.
Local councils who join the partnership make five action pledges to tackle climate change. Whether it’s putting solar on the local library, switching to electric buses, or opening up old landfills for new solar farms, the possibilities are endless.
Together, Cities Power Partnership councils are making the switch to clean energy and setting up communities for a prosperous future – it’s truly inspiring stuff.
Leading the charge
From booming urban centres to small rural townships, local governments and groups of determined residents are climate and energy trailblazers.
How the Cities Power Partnership works
Become a Partner Council
When councils sign up to the program, they instantly receive exclusive access to our extensive resources, collaboration opportunities and communications support to get their local climate and energy projects up and running.
Partner councils have 6 months to select 5 key actions from the partnership pledges within the categories of renewable energy, efficiency, transport and working in partnership.
To accelerate success, councils have ongoing access to our knowledge hub, monthly webinars, free reporting tool, networking events, expert training, online forum, monthly newsletter and opportunities to be part of regular media and advocacy work.
Partner councils report on progress against key actions in an annual survey, following the submission of their 5 pledge items. When one or all five council pledges are complete, it’s time to pick new ones and continue the emissions reductions journey.
No matter where a council is at on their climate and clean energy journey, we are committed to providing support where we can.
The Partnership Action Pledges
Partner councils select 5 key actions from dozens of partnership pledges.
Work Together and Influence
Join now and be part of the groundswell of local governments and communities across Australia tackling climate change.