Rann puts SA at forefront of renewable push

By Rob O'Brien Solar panels will be mandatory for all new and substantially refurbished government buildings from July 1 next year, Premier Mike Rann has announced.   Speaking from Copenhagen where he is chairing the international States and Regions Alliance Climate Leaders Summit, the Premier said the decision would increase South Australia’s target for renewable […]

Australia’s mayors join Copenhagen summit

By Angela Dorizas   A delegation consisting of mayors of Australia’s largest cities will join leaders from around the world at the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen. Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, and Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, will attend the Climate Change Summit for Mayors, which will run parallel to […]

Adaptation key for local government

By Angela Dorizas   Local Government should pursue its key role in climate change adaptation despite the defeat of an emissions trading scheme in the Senate this week. Speaking ahead of the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) president, Geoff Lake, said local and federal government had formed a bond over the […]

Include capital cities in Copenhagen agreement, say Mayors

By Angela Dorizas Capital city Lord Mayors have called on the Federal Government to include local government in the global Copenhagen agreement. In the lead up to the global climate summit in Copenhagen, the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCLM) committed to collectively slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 57 megatonnes a year by 2020, which […]


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