Waterwise councils in WA

Councils in Western Australia are taking action to conserve water in their communities. WA Water Minister Graham Jacobs announced on Thursday five new participants in the Waterwise Council program. The cities of Melville, Joondalup and Subiaco, along with the shires of Capel and Serpentine Jarrahdale, are the latest councils to sign up to the program. […]

After the COP-out

Despite being left out in the cold among competing national agendas at the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, a local framework is still the most viable way forward in reducing carbon emissions, writes Martin Brennan. The derailment of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 15 in Copenhagen will no doubt be analysed over the […]

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 […]

ICLEI toolkit to help counter alcohol issues

By Rob O’Brien A new tool kit to help councils deal with alcohol-related community problems will be launched in Sydney tomorrow.   The Alcohol-related Harms Data Inventory Toolkit will be launched by Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP at a meeting of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors. The toolkit includes a core set […]


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