6pm Thursday 4th February 2021
Explore why and how your household can make the switch from gas to electric appliances, with Kirsten Duncan, James De Salis and a representative from the ACT Government’s ActSmart Program.
The Conservation Council ACT Region office will be closed from December 24, 2020 to January 10, 2021.
The Conservation Council ACT Region welcomes legislation being introduced to the ACT Legislative Assembly this week to phase out single-use plastics.
5pm Tuesday 1st December
Online event over Zoom
Explore why and how your household can make the switch from gas to electric appliances, with Jenny Edwards, Ben Murphy and a representative from the ACT Government’s ActSmart Program.
The ACT Environment Awards celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of environmentalists and environment groups, and the contributions they have made to the environment in the ACT and beyond. We were pleased to celebrate the 2020 award winners – Annie Close, Frederick McGrath Weber and the National Parks Association – at the Conservation Council’s Online Spring Dinner.
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With the ACT Election result showing a clear win for the environment, we thought it was a good time for a summary of the campaign, including what is in the Parliamentary and Governing Agreement signed by the Greens and Labor to form government. The Conservation...
The Conservation Council ACT Region Inc Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday 10th November 2020 at 6.30pm via Zoom. Use the form below to register and receive the Zoom link to join the meeting. Members who have voting rights should identify which group they...
Saturday’s ACT Election outcome reflects that Canberrans right across the city value our natural environment and take seriously the challenge of climate change, signalling that these issues are important throughout our community, “ said Helen Oakey, Executive Director of the Conservation Council ACT Region.
Parties agree on urban forest and cycleways, but more ambition needed on climate and environment at ACT election
The Conservation Council ACT Region today released their assessment of environment policies from parties contesting the 2020 ACT Election, marking them against the priorities identified by the ACT’s environment community. While the scale of commitments differs, there is clearly a shared vision for our urban forest and for investing in safe active travel around our city. However, that’s where the agreement stops.
Many Canberrans will be familiar with the ACT Government’s target of zero emissions by 2045, a policy that the ALP, Liberals and Greens all signed up to. All three parties also support keeping the ACT at 100% renewable electricity, now that we have achieved this target by leveraging our electricity purchasing power. But despite this clear agenda to decarbonise in the ACT, new homes and developments are still being connected to the gas network.
Based on the latest IPCC report in 2018, we have less than 10 years to plateau and begin to turn emissions downwards. From this advice, we can conclude that the ACT’s 2045 net zero emissions target is no longer aligned with climate science.