With the return of in-person events post-pandemic, our team is beginning to plan a CPP Climate Summit next year (more info to come soon – stay tuned!). The CPP Climate Awards, our much anticipated and regarded awards program, will also make a return in 2023. As a refresh we thought it would be useful to outline the purpose of these events, and how we’ve previously organised them.
What is the CPP Climate Summit?
The Cities Power Partnership Summit aims to be the premier national event for local government climate and energy leaders. It draws together the top minds working on climate and energy to identify key opportunities, inform practical actions and inspire climate innovation at the local government level.
In 2018, a year after the CPP launched, we held our first Summit in Kiama, NSW. The event was attended by over 150 new CPP member councils with a keynote speaker from the US, whose city (Lancaster, California) was being transformed from an industrial hub to a clean energy centre. Fast forward to 2020, and plans for a CPP Summit in Noosa were scuttled by the pandemic. In place of the cancelled Summit, we held an online Clean Jobs Summit in August 2020, and an online CPP National Summit the following year in May 2021 in the midst of a bleak Melbourne lockdown. MC’d by the ever-amusing Dan Ilic, we laughed, collaborated, discussed and debated over the course of the two day virtual event.
What are the CPP Climate Awards?
The CPP Climate Awards pay tribute to councils that have gone above and beyond in their clean energy and climate action endeavours. Winning initiatives push the envelope in terms of emissions reduction, leading by example, and collaboration efforts. We are super proud of our Climate Award winners from each of the years we’ve held them, and can’t wait to uncover new heroes next year.
The CPP Climate Awards were held in Kiama in 2018, in Sydney in 2019 as part of the CPP Second Birthday celebration, and online as standalone events in October 2020 and November 2021, each hosted by the ABC’s Craig Reucassel.
Keep your eyes open for news of the 2023 CPP Climate Summit and Climate Awards which will be hitting your inboxes soon!