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60 councils, nearly 7.5 million Australians

Posted 30 Nov 2017 02:00PM

The Climate Council reports that the Cities Power Partnership, which helps local councils accelerate Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future, is going from strength to strength.

There are 60 councils on board including Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin - representing almost 7.5 million Australians.

The program now represents more than 30% of the Australian population. This is huge - and no mean feat for a program that is only four months old!

According to Professor Tim Flannery, Chief Climate Councillor, "the program is already having a real, tangible impact on reducing emissions and powering climate action across Australia.

In Queensland, Cairns has got behind sustainable transport, Eurobodalla on the NSW South Coast has pledged to go 100% renewable by 2030, Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA has pledged to lobby electricity retailers to provide more renewable power for the community and the City of Sydney is rolling out solar panels across all its properties, including the iconic Sydney Town Hall.

But we need you to make this program even stronger. There are 60 Councils and counting on board, BUT there’s more than 500 local councils in Australia! You have the power to grow the partnership rapidly to have an even greater impact.

Your contribution will ramp up this program, sign up even more mayors, councils and community organisations and push climate action forward. $10 could help us target new councils on social media, $25 helps us to generate local media on the program, and $50 could help us hold an event in a local community to spread the word even further.

YES, I’ll chip in.

With the lack of action from the Federal Government frustrating us all, your contribution will have a clear impact on powering climate change action on the ground in our communities.

Once again, it's our collective power, and the impact that we have when we work together that is the shining light of climate action in Australia" says Professor Flannery.