Goodbye gas, hello electrification – ACT Government decision welcome
The Conservation Council welcomes the ACT Government’s commitment to phase out fossil gas, and transition to an all-electric city on their pathway to zero net emissions by 2045. The ACT is the first jurisdiction in Australia to make this commitment and it is a significant recognition of the 20% contribution that gas makes to the ACT’s greenhouse emissions.
New Planning Laws Need a Stronger Focus on Climate and Nature
Planning laws must have a stronger emphasis on preventing carbon emissions, preparing our city for the impacts of climate change over the next decades, and the protection of nature in and around our urban areas.
The ACT’s fossil-fuel vehicle phase out and electric car push doesn’t go far enough to ensure safe climate
A Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy is a useful policy framework for the ACT to have in place, and it is true that this week the ACT started a conversation about EVs that hasn’t yet occurred around the country. But don’t kid yourself that phasing out ICE vehicles from 2035 is radically progressive policy, nor enough to ensure a safe climate over the next decade. Here’s why.
What next for Lawson grasslands?
The protection of critically-endangered ecological communities is what sits at the heart of the fight to protect Lawson Grasslands from Defence Housing Australia’s proposed housing development project. At the Federal election this issue was given local prominence as a defence housing project was drawn into the election battle in a bid to save Canberra’s (often overlooked) grasslands.
360 Fashion: How fashionable Canberrans are swapping sustainably
Clothing hauls are something all too familiar for Canberrans. Our ice-cold winters often lead us on the hunt to find clothing that can keep us warm even on the worst of winter days. In the last fifteen years, the clothing we buy has doubled, yet we wear clothes half...
Wellbeing economy: benefits all round | Environment Exchange
This Environment Exchange forum discussed the ACT Wellbeing Framework and how focusing on wellbeing instead of financial wealth could lead to greater prosperity for our city, people and environment.There is abundant evidence that an economy focused on endless GDP...