Council Action in the Climate Emergency
With international agreements and national governments failing to stop – let alone reverse – global warming, councils can play a key role in leading the climate emergency response.
Business as usual or incremental change has led us into a climate crisis.
By declaring a climate emergency that includes a call for immediate and urgent action to reverse global warming, your council can add its voice to over 400 councils that have already declared a climate emergency.
Councils can also:
- Educate on the climate emergency using existing or low cost communication channels, while building support for a broader climate emergency response at the state, national and international levels
- Mitigation - reduce emissions and drawdown previous emissions
- Build community resilience against some global warming impacts.