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.
5 April 2019 Draft cat plan up for discussion The Conservation Council ACT Region has welcomed today’s release of the Draft ACT Cat Plan, and encouraged the community to get involved in the consultation over the next three months. “This is a great opportunity for...
Our recent Environment Exchange on cat containment foreshadowed the newly released draft Cat Plan. Canberra needs cat containment across all suburbs by 2025 to help protect native wildlife, and cats.
Gas was a hot topic at the Environment Exchange in March – in cold Canberra, how do we get off the gas so that we can cut our greenhouse emissions further over the next decade?
The Conservation Council has engaged actively in the planning processes concerning the urban development of the Molonglo Valley (viz East Molonglo and Central Molonglo) over a number of years. However, we are increasingly dismayed and alarmed over the lack of proper balance between conservation and development, in what appears to be ad hoc planning processes rather than an overall, […]
The Conservation Council ACT Region has joined with other groups through the Australian Forest Climate Alliance in endorsing this position statement. Position Statement on Forest Biomass Energy We share a vision of a world in which thriving natural forests play a significant role in tackling climate change and contribute to a clean, healthy, just and […]
Some good news for the environment! Our submission to have the loss of mature native trees recognised as a key threatening process under the Nature Conservation Act 2014 has been accepted. While it took a number of years to achieve, the Scientific Committee has: “agreed to broaden the threatening process from the loss of hollow […]
On Tuesday 18 September 2018, the ACT, with tri-partisan support in the parliament, set a new zero net emissions target by 2045, passing the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Principal Target) Amendment Bill 2018 to amend the zero net emissions target in the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010 (ACT). We are the first Australian jusrisdiction to bring […]
The Conservation Council joined with our member groups Australian Youth Climate Council (AYCC), Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) , Canberra Environment Centre, Climate Action Canberra, Frank Fenner Foundation, SEE-Change and 350Canberra; as well as with Australian Religious Response to Climate Change to make a submission to Towards Zero Net Emissions in the ACT – our second submission into the post-2020 […]
The Conservation Council has called on the Government not to approve a development proposal for a sixteen storey hotel comprising of a commercial hotel development containing 233 hotel suites on Garema Place in the city centre, because it does not adequately demonstrate effective integration of social, economic and environmental considerations. The Conservation Council supports higher […]
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 land use changes in nearby regional NSW. This modelling has […]
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, an undertaking from a meeting of Australia’s environment Ministers in November 2016. We were hoping for a more comprehensive and forward-looking strategy for […]