Australia’s first Climate Emergency Plan

On 21 August 2017, Darebin City Council unanimously adopted Australia’s first local government-level Climate Emergency Plan, following a month and a half of public consultation. The Melbourne residents can now download the 84-page plan from the municipality’s website. Congratulations to Mayor Kim le Cerf, Councillor Trent McCarthy and all other Councillors of Darebin with this Read more about Australia’s first Climate Emergency Plan[…]

Darebin City Council launches draft Climate Emergency Plan

Darebin City Council has produced a 76-page draft Climate Emergency Plan. There aren’t many municipalities, if any, around the world which have done that – so this is a very noteworthy step. Now the councillors would like to know whether the residents of Darebin think they are on the right track, so the draft plan Read more about Darebin City Council launches draft Climate Emergency Plan[…]

Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities

On 12 May 2017, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the legislated peak body for 79 local governments in Victoria, passed a climate emergency motion, with 77 per cent of voting municipalities in support. Darebin Councillor Susan Rennie put forward the motion: Motion 56. Climate Change Submitting Council: Darebin City Council Motion: That the MAV Read more about Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities[…]

Ian Dunlop: Community, institutional and corporate leadership essential

Listen to what Ian Dunlop had to say at the Engineers Australia climate action seminar held in conjunction with the Canberra finale of Steve Posselt’s kayak trek on 25 February 2017. Well worth 45 minutes of your time. Ian Dunlop was an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chairman of the Australian Coal Association and chief executive of Read more about Ian Dunlop: Community, institutional and corporate leadership essential[…]

Exploring the critical role local councils can play in reversing global warming

Local government as a way of getting climate emergency action through Photos by Julian Meehan, audio recordings by The Sustainable Hour Philip Sutton | Trent McCarthy | Mik Aidt | Bryony Edwards | Adrian Whitehead How councils can reverse global warming With State and Federal Governments failing to implement policies to reestablish a safe climate, this workshop at Read more about Exploring the critical role local councils can play in reversing global warming[…]

Acknowledgement of 18,101 Australians’ call for a Climate Emergency Declaration

On 27 February 2017, the 18,101 signatures collected so far petitioning the Parliament to declare a Climate Emergency was handed over to Adam Bandt MP and presented to the House of Representatives on behalf of Steve Posselt who had gathered many of the signatures on a two month journey from Ballina to Canberra in his Read more about Acknowledgement of 18,101 Australians’ call for a Climate Emergency Declaration[…]

Melbourne this weekend: The climate emergency out in the open

Interview with festival director about the climate emergency 16-minute radio interview with Sustainable Living Festival director Luke Taylor about his ambition for the festival that dares to mingle with “the mother of all issues” – the climate emergency. The interview was broadcasted in The Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017. . . . . . Read more about Melbourne this weekend: The climate emergency out in the open[…]

Debate: “We know it’s an emergency, but does it help to say so?”

Australia’s largest environmental groups and climate action groups refrain from using the word ‘emergency’ in their climate campaigning work, because it is believed that it could make people shut off rather than get engaged. A climate emergency debate held on 13 December 2016 at Three Weeds Hotel in Rozelle, New South Wales, illustrated however that Read more about Debate: “We know it’s an emergency, but does it help to say so?”[…]

Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016

Presentations at the Victorian Climate Action Network forum – a ‘climate emergency campaigning workshop’ – held on 11 September 2016 in Melbourne. David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary? “We need to understand the gravity of the climate emergency and get to the bottom of what science actually demands.” David Spratt » More information about David Spratt’s Read more about Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016[…]