Climate Action Now
We are facing a climate emergency. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that we need to turn around increasing rates of greenhouse emissions in the next 12 years to keep global temperature increases below 1.5 degrees Celsius and to give us any chance of a safe climate.
In Canberra we have taken strong action on climate change, moving from coal-fired power to electricity generated by solar and wind. By 2020, Canberra’s electricity will be 100% renewable.
There is still work to do on transport and gas emissions to deliver a carbon-neutral city. And we need to ensure that our city is resilient in the face of the challenges that our changing climate will bring.
Gas is a polluting fossil fuel that contributes to climate change. The ACT is now powered by 100% renewable, clean electricity so we no longer need to heat our homes and water or cook with fossil gas.
Get more information about our campaign to transition Canberra off gas.
The Conservation Council ACT Region is warning new apartment buyers in Canberra to check if their new home purchase will be hooked up to the gas network for hot water or cooking, after finding out that many multi-unit developments are still building with gas hot water.
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.
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.
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