Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne



New report | Neighbourhood issue: climate costs and risks for councils

23 Sep 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online via Zoom

The Climate Council and Cities Power Partnership’s new report (to be released on 22 September 2021), Neighbourhood issue: climate costs and risks for councils, unpacks climate change impacts, challenges and risks Australian councils are facing.

Thursday 23 September, 2021 at 2-3pm AEST.

Join us for a special briefing that will cover the report’s key findings that every council in Australia must be across, including:

  • why climate change is an immense challenge for all levels of government, but its impacts are felt most acutely at the local level
  • how worsening extreme weather, driven by climate change, is compounding costs for councils. This includes mounting damage to council-owned assets, rising insurance premiums and increasing liability risks
  • the barriers for councils in taking greater action on climate risks with dozens of local case studies
  • a full suite of recommendations to better address climate change and associated risks for local, state/territory and federal governments
  • the opportunities and benefits for councils to act on climate change

Contact Elizabeth at [email protected] for any questions.


Morgan Koegel
Morgan Koegel

Morgan Koegel

Senior Campaigner, Climate Council

Morgan Koegel is a Senior Campaigner with the Climate Council. With an Arts (BA) and Law (JD) degrees from the University of Melbourne, Morgan’s entire career has been in the not-for-profit space including as the CEO of Engage Education, CEO of One Girl and General Manager of 3000acres. At Climate Council, Morgan has worked on the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action campaign with 33 former senior fire and emergency service leaders united in their calls about increasingly intense and frequent extreme weather events.