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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?...
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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...
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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...
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Draft strategy not good enough
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Comments on Draft water and sewerage prices 2018–23

Comments on ICRC Draft report Regulated water and sewerage services prices 2018–23 February 2018 Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission PO Box 161 Civic Square ACT 2608 [email protected] The Conservation Council ACT region is the peak non-government environment organisation for the Canberra Region. We have been...
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Comments on Draft water and sewerage prices 2018–23
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Burning forest biomass is not carbon neutral

On top of the simplistic claims that growing trees make burning forest biomass innocuous, the carbon accounting rules developed for the Kyoto Protocol and the way they have been applied has also enabled a false perception of carbon neutrality. The IPCC recognised the emissive nature...
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Burning forest biomass is not carbon neutral
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Protecting bush capital values

We can't leave environmental protection to luck - or governments - without the community keeping an eye on things. So yes, there are good reasons to support the Conservation Council to help us to continue our work for the environment. While we are busy across many environmental matters in the...
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Protecting bush capital values
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They are natives, so they are ok? Weedy wattles in Canberra

Eight wattles “alien” to the ACT (and region) might become weeds and some show a propensity to naturalise within reserves and other native bush areas. Native plants they may be, but are they OK when viewed in the light of the now known issues of weediness...
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They are natives, so they are ok? Weedy wattles in Canberra
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Joe Baker

It was sad news that Joe Baker died 16 January 2018. Among many things Joe was the first ACT Commissioner for the Environment (1993-2004). It has been a privilege of life to meet and know Joe and it is an honour that he has been...
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Joe Baker
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Solar rebates for low income homes welcomed

Media release from ACT Energy Consumer Policy Consortium: ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), Care Financial Counselling Service, Conservation Council ACT Region, SEE-Change, and Small Business Taskforce of the Canberra Business Chamber - 19 December 2017. A consortium of business, conservation and community groups has welcomed...
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Solar rebates for low income homes welcomed
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Letter to Qld Premier: remember your promise – no loan for Adani!

Conservation Council ACT Region has joined with other members of the Stop Adani Alliance to send a letter to re-elected Queensland Labor Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk asking her to implement her unequivocal election promise of 7 November to write to Prime Minister Turnbull on her first day...
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Letter to Qld Premier: remember your promise – no loan for Adani!
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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. ...continue reading
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 ...continue reading
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 ...continue reading
Comments on ICRC Draft report Regulated water and sewerage services prices 2018–23 February 2018 Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission PO Box 161 Civic Square ACT 2608 [email protected] The Conservation Council ...continue reading
February 21, 2018

Protecting bush capital values

We can’t leave environmental protection to luck – or governments – without the community keeping an eye on things. So yes, there are good reasons to support the Conservation Council to help ...continue reading
On top of the simplistic claims that growing trees make burning forest biomass innocuous, the carbon accounting rules developed for the Kyoto Protocol and the way they have been applied ...continue reading
Eight wattles “alien” to the ACT (and region) might become weeds and some show a propensity to naturalise within reserves and other native bush areas. Native plants they may be, but ...continue reading
January 25, 2018

Joe Baker

It was sad news that Joe Baker died 16 January 2018. Among many things Joe was the first ACT Commissioner for the Environment (1993-2004). It has been a privilege of ...continue reading