Climate change

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 the full information about our campaign to transition Canberra off gas.

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Take action on climate change

Take action on climate change

The impacts of a changing climate are well upon us, forcing societies and natural ecosystems to transform the way they function. At the current rate of 10 billion tonnes of global emissions each year, we will exceed the remaining carbon budget by 2030.The science...

MEDIA RELEASE: Evoenergy’s Gas Plan good… but not good enough

MEDIA RELEASE: Evoenergy’s Gas Plan good… but not good enough

27th February 2020 MEDIA RELEASE  Evoenergy's Gas Plan good... but not good enough The Conservation Council ACT Region today welcomed Evoenergy’s plans to halt the expansion of the gas network into new Canberra suburbs as outlined in their 2021-26 Draft Plan to the...

Snapshot: ACT State of the Environment Report 2019

Snapshot: ACT State of the Environment Report 2019

Yesterday, the ACT State of the Environment Report 2019 was tabled in the Legislative Assembly. The Report, produced every 3-4 years by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, details how the ACT is performing on a number of environmental indicators,...

Supporter Survey 2020

Supporter Survey 2020

The survey has closed. Sign up to our mailing list to stay updated on our work. It’s been a difficult summer for so many of our supporters in the way of fires or fighting fires, and Canberrans living under unhealthy bushfire smoke. Climate change impacts have...

MEDIA RELEASE: Government wastes opportunity for ambitious gas phase-out

MEDIA RELEASE: Government wastes opportunity for ambitious gas phase-out

17th January 2020 MEDIA RELEASE  Government wastes opportunity for ambitious gas phase-out The Conservation Council ACT Region welcomes the ACT Government's announcement to remove the mandated requirement for gas in ACT’s new suburbs, but has warned that this measure...