Ballarat City Council acknowledges the climate emergency

On 21 November 2018, the Ballarat City Council passed a Notice of Motion from Councillor Belinda Coates noting the IPCC report and acknowledging the climate emergency. Five local residents came to speak in support of the motion, including Miriam (left on the photo above) and Anna (middle) – a student who is organising a school Read more about Ballarat City Council acknowledges the climate emergency[…]

Byron Shire Council declares a climate emergency

Byron Shire Council has declared that “we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including by local councils.” On 18 October 2018, the following motion passed in Byron Shire Council in New South Wales: Notice of Motion No. 9.1 Climate Emergency Declaration 18-680 Resolved: 1. That Read more about Byron Shire Council declares a climate emergency[…]

Moreland City Council declares a climate emergency

At Moreland City Council’s meeting on 12 September 2018, councillors unanimously adopted a resolution acknowledging that “we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local Councils.” The motion which was presented at the council meeting and moved by Councillor Dale Martin was seconded by Councillor Oscar Read more about Moreland City Council declares a climate emergency[…]

Making the case for emergency climate action

By Jane Morton As climate catastrophe looms ever closer, some opinion leaders still hold fast to the view that we must not mention the seriousness of our plight for fear of demoralising people. But how could we explain to our children, in some dystopian future of runaway global warming, that we held back from telling Read more about Making the case for emergency climate action[…]

First Climate Emergency Conference in Darebin

Darebin Council is convening a Climate Emergency Conference which will bring together people and organisations with shared concerns for our environment to demonstrate leadership in climate emergency action. The aim of this conference is to identify strategic action and opportunities for collaboration in addressing the climate emergency. The climate emergency conference will also create opportunities Read more about First Climate Emergency Conference in Darebin[…]

Adrian Whitehead: Climate emergency message will be unstoppable

“The climate emergency message will be unstoppable,” climate action campaigner Adrian Whitehead told listeners of The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse in Geelong on 18 July 2018, as he talked about the significance of the work Darebin City Council currently is doing to address the climate emergency: “In Darebin, we’ve got a climate emergency Read more about Adrian Whitehead: Climate emergency message will be unstoppable[…]

Melbourne: Climate emergency seminars at Sustainable Living Festival

Councils leading climate emergency WHEN: Saturday 10 February 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm WHERE: Off the Grid, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne (near Fed Sq and the river) COST: Free Frustrated at the failure of State and Federal governments to respond effectively to the climate emergency? Campaigners led by CACE (Community Action in the Climate Emergency), RSTI Read more about Melbourne: Climate emergency seminars at Sustainable Living Festival[…]

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[…]