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The Conservation Council hosted our third and final election forum for the 2020 ACT Election, on Climate Change and Urban Sustainability, on Tuesday 29th September at 5.30 pm.

The impacts of a changing climate are well upon us, forcing societies and natural ecosystems to transform the way they function. At the current rate of 10 billion tonnes of global emissions each year, we will exceed the remaining carbon budget by 2030. The science demands that the ACT should aim for net-zero emissions by 2030 regardless of how politically uncomfortable this might appear. This would bring the ACT in line with other leading cities, such as Bristol, Glasgow and Copenhagen.

Elizabeth Lee (Canberra Liberals, Shadow Environment Minister)
Mick Gentleman (ALP, Minister for Environment and Heritage)
Shane Rattenbury (Greens, Minister for Climate Change)
Robert Knight (Canberra Progressives)

If you missed it, you can re-watch the recording of the event below. 

View our Election Priorities for the environment

View our Opinion Piece on why local climate action matters

Find out how to take action on climate change and urban sustainability in the election campaign

Authorised by Helen Oakey, Conservation Council ACT Region, Unit 14/26 Barry Drive, Ground Floor, Lena Karmel Lodge, Canberra ACT 2601