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2023

Climate Summit for

Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

September  6-8, 2023 | RMIT Storey Hall, Melbourne

The premier climate and clean energy event for local government leaders

As the level of government closest to the community, councils are at the heart of responding to climate impacts – to keep our communities safe and strengthen their resilience in the future.

The Cities Power Partnership’s Climate Summit for Local Government will bring together elected officials and chief executives from councils across the country to identify key opportunities, inform practical actions, and inspire innovation, all at the local government level.

If you are a mayor, councillor or executive at any of Australia’s 537 local governments and you are looking to embed climate action in council operations and capitalise on the clean economy, our first in-person Summit in five years is not to be missed!

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2.5 days

of learning, discussing + networking

Special EV event

To kick off the Summit on Day 1

Awards dinner

Climate Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, September 7 – live and in person!

What to expect

Hear from leading councils and climate experts through best-practice keynote presentations, interactive panels, solutions-focused workshops and roundtables.

There will also be ample opportunity to network with other council leaders, as well leading clean energy businesses in our exhibition space.

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Program
and Events

Plenaries and Panels

Learn from energy and climate industry thought leaders both on the main stage and in breakout rooms. Hear from fellow CEOs and elected officials.

Meet Climate Experts

This is your chance to spend face to face time with experienced climate scientists and other experts from the Climate Council.

Awards Gala Dinner

The 5th Annual Cities Power Partnership Climate Award winners will be announced at an awards gala dinner on Thursday, September 7. Stay tuned for more information on awards submissions.

Electric vehicle showcase + networking

Local council leaders will witness in action the diversifying range of vehicles that are rapidly making up local government fleets across the country. The opportunity to test drive some of the latest EV models will also be available (subject to conditions and weather permitting).
A detailed program and list of speakers will be available closer to the conference date.

Program Topics

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Communications and influence

Mayors, councillors and executives are instrumental in shifting the climate change narrative. At the Summit, you’ll hear the latest advice on nailing your climate change communications from experts at the Climate Media Centre.
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Energy transformation

With the climate change tide changing in Australia, councils must look forward and plan for energy transformation to electrification and renewables. In regional Australia, this can mean whole-community transitions. Hear from those currently tackling this transformation.
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Adaptation

As the level of government closest to the community, councils are at the heart of responding to climate impacts. At the Summit, collaborate with other councils on how best to appeal to State and Federal governments for funding and other resources.
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Clean transport

Transport is the 3rd largest source of emissions in Australia. Clean transport initiatives (public and active transport, and EVs) should be on every council’s radar. Learn which projects bring down emissions fastest, which will kickstart community attitude changes, and more.
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Local Government’s role

Local governments have it within their reach to meet and beat Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets. Explore the most effective ways councils and their communities can dramatically reduce emissions.
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Risk and accountability

There are grave risks to councils who are not acting aggressively enough in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change. From insurance issues to financial risks to communicating with residents on council action, hear how to begin or extend your approach.

Schedule

6

September

2pm – 6pm

Electric vehicle showcase and networking event at Melbourne Showgrounds

7

September

9am – 4pm

Plenaries, Panels, Workshops, Networking at RMIT Storey Hall

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Climate Awards Gala Dinner at State Library Victoria

8

September

9am – 4pm

Plenaries, Panels, Workshops, Networking at RMIT Storey Hall

Registration

earlybird rate

Limited early bird spots, reserve now to claim your discount.
$800
CPP Members
($950 for non-members)
All inclusive ticket. Includes access to all plenaries, workshops, panels, networking events, Awards gala dinner on Sept 7 and special EV event on Sept 6.

Further discounts apply if you book 2+ tickets:

  • $100 off per ticket for CPP members
  • $50 off per ticket for non-members

Regular rate

We will provide notice before early bird sales are ending or nearly sold out, so that you don’t miss out!
$950
CPP Members
($1,150 for non-members)
All inclusive ticket. Includes access to all plenaries, workshops, panels, networking events, Awards gala dinner on Sept 7 and special EV event on Sept 6. Further discounts apply if you book 2+ tickets.
All ticket packages and pricing information (including group discounts) can be found on our Humanitix page.

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring our Summit?

The Climate Summit for Local Government provides businesses with a unique opportunity to directly engage with councils seeking products and services to deliver on their climate goals.

The Cities Power Partnership’s network of over 170 councils represent over a third of all councils in Australia. These councils have made pledges to deliver actions relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

Whether you are looking to showcase a new product, connect with decision makers or to simply demonstrate your commitment to Australia’s climate challenge, we have a range of sponsorship packages to meet your objectives, whatever your budget.

Please contact Darcy Pimblett, Program Development and Partnerships Manager.

Contact

If you have any questions about the Summit or the Awards, please contact:

Quimby Mills
Events & Communications Coordinator
[email protected] / 03 9614 8613

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