An update on our Climate Summit and Climate Awards

An update on our Climate Summit and Climate Awards

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...
Electrifying Council Power Tools

Electrifying Council Power Tools

*This article was written by City of Yarra resident and transport consultant, Harry Barber. Harry has written two reports on this topic. For more information or links to the full reports, please email Harry on [email protected] Today, most tradies in Australia...
CEO interview: Orange goes 100% renewable

CEO interview: Orange goes 100% renewable

David Waddell is the Chief Executive Officer at Orange City Council. Orange recently announced they will use 100% renewable energy to power its large sites and streetlights from January 1, 2023. Through this deal, together with Council’s renewable energy action plan...
50 councils ticking off climate action pledges

50 councils ticking off climate action pledges

We’ve been crunching the numbers to see which councils are making big strides on their climate change commitments. Every year, we roll out a Reporting and Feedback Survey to our member councils to gain insights and help inform the future of the program. As part...
Pledge champions: Northern Beaches set two new climate goals

Pledge champions: Northern Beaches set two new climate goals

The Cities Power Partnership team is celebrating the pledge achievements of Northern Beaches Council – who are making serious action on their climate goals. Northern Beaches Council has recently completed two pledges in the categories of Renewable Energy and...
Elected officials join national climate leadership coalition

Elected officials join national climate leadership coalition

Mayors and councillors from across Australia have gathered to launch a nationwide coalition of local government elected officials advocating for stronger action on climate change to state and federal governments. Local Leaders – an initiative from the Cities...
Building energy efficient, cost-saving Aussie homes

Building energy efficient, cost-saving Aussie homes

For the first time in 11 years, the laws that mandate minimum energy efficiency standards are being reviewed by the states, and right now, we have a chance to shape the outcome. Under the National Construction Code (NCC), there is a proposal to increase from 6-Star...
These local communities are future-proofing Australia

These local communities are future-proofing Australia

Local communities – from Cairns in Queensland to Queenscliffe in Victoria – are at the forefront of Australia’s transformation to a thriving, zero emissions future.  They’re switching to clean, renewable energy, embracing sustainable transport and...
Cairns Council is creating a more sustainable community

Cairns Council is creating a more sustainable community

The Cairns Regional Council Sustainability Team is leading initiatives to cut local emissions and educate the community on climate change, while also supporting local industries to transition to a low emissions economy.  This case study highlights the success of the...