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2020 Environment Award winners

2020 Environment Award winners

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.

2020 ACT Election Wrap

2020 ACT Election Wrap

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...

AGM 2020

AGM 2020

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...

Parties agree on urban forest and cycleways, but more ambition needed on climate and environment at ACT election

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.

Let’s have a calm, clear plan to get off gas

Let’s have a calm, clear plan to get off gas

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.