Council Action

Council Action in the Climate Emergency

Why Councils?:

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.

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