We are the voice for the environment representing community environmental and sustainability groups in the ACT region. Our mission is: To influence government, business and community through effective public policy and engagement to protect nature.
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ACT agrees zero emissions by 2045

ACT has set a new zero net emissions target by 2045. We are the first Australian state to upgrade its target from 2050 with tri-partisan support. Contrast this with Federal Government policy paralysis on climate change. Plaudits go to the ACT Legislative Assembly. And congratulations to the Canberra Liberals for...
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ACT agrees zero emissions by 2045
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Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles

The Australian Senate has established a Select Committee on electric vehicles and is calling for written submissions by 10 August 2018 and it will report on or before 17 October 2018. This might be an opportunity to ask that all public transport be electrified (why does ACT insist on heavier, more polluting EURO6 diesel...
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Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles
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We’re recruiting: Project Officer – Communications and Events (July 2018)

Project Officer – Communications and Events (July 2018) Position: Project Officer – Communications and Events Hours: 37.5 per week Salary: $58,500 Term: till 30 June 2019 (with three month probation) and possibility of extension Benefits of the position An exciting opportunity exists to join the peak environment group in Canberra. We are seeking an...
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We’re recruiting: Project Officer – Communications and Events (July 2018)
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We’re recruiting: Office Manager (closing 5pm Friday 27 July 2018)

The Conservation Council ACT Region is seeking a part-time Office Manager to assist the smooth operation of the office. The Office Manager will assist the Executive Director with member group and donor management and will undertake volunteer management and some secretariat duties. The Office Manager will also undertake bookkeeping tasks...
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We’re recruiting: Office Manager (closing 5pm Friday 27 July 2018)
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Next steps to get to zero net emissions

With ever more evidence of global human impact on the atmosphere we continue to push for greater local action on climate change. As we say: "We need to do this for the planet, for our children and their children, for a livable climate friendly future for all species. We are...
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Next steps to get to zero net emissions
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World Environment Day Dinner 2018

The 2018 World Environment Day Dinner held Saturday 2 June at the National Arboretum Canberra was a successful event with high attendance, excellent feedback and good fundraising. The World Environment Day dinner is the Conservation Council's main annual fundraising event through ticket sales, sponsorship, raffles, auctions and donations. It is also...
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World Environment Day Dinner 2018
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Stuart Barry talk at World Environment Day Dinner 2018

We were very pleased to have Stuart Barry speak at the World Environment Day Dinner held 2 June 2018. Stuart gave us three ways we can use our money, however meagre, to change the world. Stuart is the author of The Rich Greenie. Through volunteering and donating to good organisations...
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Stuart Barry talk at World Environment Day Dinner 2018
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Proposal for 16 storeys on Garema Place needs change

The Conservation Council gets involved in development applications when there are big issues to consider and the proposal for a sixteen storey hotel on Garema Place raises several BIG issues. Why do we keep doing or allowing developments without having a broader plan in place? If this building can go...
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Proposal for 16 storeys on Garema Place needs change
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Using greenhouse offsets to meet net emissions targets?

The Conservation Council wrote on behalf of Climate Change Liaison Group members to Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury MLA, expressing concern that the ACT Government has obtained modelling for the ACT to offset its greenhouse emissions by setting up reafforestation and other land use changes in nearby...
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Using greenhouse offsets to meet net emissions targets?
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Draft strategy not good enough

The Conservation Council made comments on Australia’s strategy for nature 2018–2030 – Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Action Inventory – DRAFT which was meant as a review of Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010 –2030 which was a piece of homework for officials coming from a meeting of Australia’s environment Ministers in November 2016....
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Draft strategy not good enough
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Who we are

Established in 1979, we aim to achieve the highest quality environment for the Canberra region through advocacy, campaigning and community engagement. We are a non-profit, non-government organisation that welcomes you to be a part of our active community that is working to safeguard the environment for future generations.

We are an incorporated association with a constitution. Please see our Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (PDF), accepted at the August 2015 Board meeting. The plan lays out our direction with long term focus, and each year our operational plan will based on the strategic plan.

Our staff

Meet some of our dedicated, passionate team committed to protecting the ACT’s unique environment and spreading the word about how you can be involved too. Read more…

Our Board

We are a non-profit, non-government incorporated group, overseen by a Board with skills and expertise in a variety of fields. Read more…