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-free ACT

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.

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How do you cook? Take our survey!

How do you cook? Take our survey!

How do you cook? Would you switch from gas to electric? The Conservation Council is helping Canberrans to make the switch from gas to electric appliances. But we know...

Climate & sustainability: A year in review 2022

Climate & sustainability: A year in review 2022

Climate impacts have never been more apparent, and while progress on climate action can seem slow, we are lurching forwards at all levels. COP27 had both wins and disappointments. The new Federal Government and States are stepping up with responsible policies. And the ACT continues to lead, with its commitment to phase out fossil gas.
Read more about the Conservation Council’s busy year of advocacy on climate and sustainability.

Katy, dump Barnaby’s gas rorts

Katy, dump Barnaby’s gas rorts

At the 2022 Federal election, Canberrans voted resoundingly for climate action. Now we need our representatives to follow through on their promises. Climate Minister...

Apartment buyers beware – ask about gas!

Apartment buyers beware – ask about 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.

Goodbye gas, hello electrification – ACT Government decision welcome

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.

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