16 September 2019 MEDIA RELEASE Ambitious Climate Strategy misses key opportunities The Conservation Council ACT Region has today welcomed the release of the ACT Government’s long-awaited Climate Change Strategy 2019-2025, and the accompanying Living Infrastructure...
12 September 2019 MEDIA RELEASE Conservation Council welcomes boost for renewables The Conservation Council ACT Region today welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement to commission an additional 250MW of renewable electricity to ensure that the ACT continues to meet...
15 August 2019 MEDIA RELEASE Groups call for mandatory insulation to make the most of recent EEIS changes ACT community organisations have called on the ACT Government to require ceiling insulation in rental properties to complement recent changes to its Energy...
14 August 2019 MEDIA RELEASE Call for strong action on transport to counter climate emergency In a week when Infrastructure Australia has flagged increasing congestion across Australian cities, Canberra’s active travel community is calling for...
The Conservation Council ACT Region, Pedal Power and Living Streets Canberra have launched a community petition calling on the ACT Government to take strong action to show they are serious about dealing with our climate emergency. implement key measures that will improve travel options for Canberrans who walk, cycle and use public transport.
The Conservation Council ACT Region has welcomed the opportunity to provide submission on the Act Government’s phasing out single-use plastic Discussion Paper.
Read the full submission paper here.
Conservation Council President Rod Griffiths will lead a walk to circumnavigate the ACT border in October 2019.
We welcomed the opportunity to comment on the Draft ACT Cat Plan 2019-29. Read what we urged the ACT Government to do in our submission here.
Although we welcome the ACT Government’s proposal to tackle single-use plastics, the government needs to take more decisive action on plastic waste and lead community discussion.
The Conservation Council ACT Region has called on the ACT Government to stop the roll out of gas infrastructure to new suburbs to ensure policy consistency as the ACT aims for net zero emission by 2045.
Our thoughts on the ACT Budget: it looks too much like business as usual rather than responding to a climate emergency.
The Government’s Integrated Transport Strategy had lots of great ideas, but lacked the objectives and targets it needed to set out a clear pathway to improve public and active transport.