More councils sign up for climate action

The City of Sydney, City of Darwin and Brisbane City Council have all joined the Cities Power Partnership, and initiative of the Climate Council to encourage Local Government Authorities to promote the use of clean energy. There are now 58 councils in the Partnership, representing 7 million people. “With almost 30 percent of the population […]

Flannery to head Climate Commission

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government has established an independent Climate Commission, chaired by leading environmentalist and author, Professor Tim Flannery. Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, today announced the creation of the new Commission and the appointment of former Australian of the Year, Professor Flannery as Chief Commissioner. Mr Combet said […]

Time to build community resilience

By Angela Dorizas The world has exceeded safe levels of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change can no longer be prevented. But rather than sinking into apathy, government leaders must instead focus on building resilience within their communities. That was the message from four influential authors at the recent Sydney Writers’ Festival event, ‘Have we […]


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