Cities Power Partnership announces new director and growth plans

THE CLIMATE COUNCIL’S CITIES Power Partnership, Australia’s largest local government climate alliance, has welcomed a new director to lead the program as it enters a fresh stage of growth. David Craven, formerly Australian representative for the C40 Cities Climate...

Media release: Climate action swells in Margaret River

THE WORLD’S TOP SURFERS have joined forces with the Margaret River community to turn the tide on climate change at a landmark Climate Action Summit held today.   The community-driven Summit, supported by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, the World Surf League and...

Mayors demand climate action from next Federal Government

MAYORS FROM COUNCILS across the country have demanded that the next Federal Government take swift action to tackle climate change in a joint statement released today. Fifteen mayors from the Cities Power Partnership, Australia’s largest local government climate...

COUNCILS CONGREGATE IN AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPITAL

Port Augusta has just marked three years since its last coal power station closed down. Now, this pioneer regional city is thriving on renewable energy and 14 councils from all around Australia have travelled to South Australia to witness this world-leading renewable revolution.

Energy revolution is powering community evolution

A change is coming. In fact, it’s already happening. Across the country, we’re seeing the birth of a new regional industry – renewable energy. Australia is one of the sunniest, windiest places on earth, so it’s no surprise that we’re in...

Communities are taking the lead on climate change

Regional communities like mine — Victoria’s Hepburn Shire — are on the climate change frontline. Our experience battling bushfires in February, at the end of Australia’s hottest summer on record, shows what a precarious position we’re in. And...

Australian councils unite over bushfire risks

SBS NEWS | February 20, 2019 As councils from around Australia met in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, to demand action on climate change, fires continued to burn across northern NSW. Less than a week after 120 buildings were destroyed and dozens more damaged in a...

COUNCILS CALLED TO RAMP UP BUSHFIRE ACTION

COUNCILS AROUND AUSTRALIA have today been called to help protect their communities from worsening bushfires by the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership.   Over 65 local and state government representatives, academics and community groups met in Katoomba,...

Our Future: cause of heightened fire risk is now obvious

Blue Mountains Gazette | February 11, 2019   No one is more aware of bushfire risks than people who live in the Blue Mountains. Our home, just outside Sydney, is surrounded by beautiful, World-Heritage listed forests – and due to climate change, each...

Councils can help build bushfire-smart communities

The Scone Advocate | February 9, 2019   As a firefighter for nearly 50 years, I’ve seen first-hand the devastation bushfire brings to communities. And this month in particular, with fires raging in Tasmania and Victoria and the anniversary of Black Saturday, is a...

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