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.
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In an Australian first, the Conservation Council ACT Region is launching a new website maketheswitch.org.au to help Canberra households switch from gas to electric...
The Conservation Council is developing a new website to help Canberra households ‘Make the Switch’ from gas to electricity. We would love to hear and share the stories of people who have already made this switch.
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...
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...
17th January 2020 MEDIA RELEASE Government wastes opportunity for ambitious gas phase-out The Conservation Council ACT Region welcomes the ACT Government's...