Boroondara and Kooyong Climate Action
Working for a safer future
Despite a brief dip in carbon dioxide emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is still heading for dangerous temperature increases this century. The intensity and frequency of extreme weather events continue to increase. Australia is particularly exposed to the effects of global heating, and we need to contribute much more to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Kooyong Climate Change Alliance is a non-partisan group of community organisations working for meaningful action on climate change, including Lighter Footprints, ACF Boroondara, StopAdani Kooyong and the Eastern Melbourne Climate Alliance. We have mounted campaigns for good climate policy and the election of strong climate candidates at all levels of government. Our most recent campaign was in the Boroondara Council election, and we are now focusing on driving the development of a strong Climate Action Plan by the Council.
If you are concerned about the climate and would like to work with us for effective action, please sign up here. New volunteers are always welcome!
Join the consultation process for Boroondara's Climate Action Plan now.
Local climate action reduces dangerous carbon pollution and improves our lives
The new Boroondara Council elected in October 2020 is much more favourable to climate action than the previous Council (which overwhelmingly rejected declaration of a climate emergency). That means there is a real chance the Council will develop a strong Climate Action Plan. But we need to tell them that the community wants effective climate action.
The first phase of consultation on the plan has been completed, and the second phase is expected to commence early in 2021. If you haven't already done so, register with the Council here to be part of the consultation.
The Council is also updating its 10 year Boroondara Community Plan, and is seeking community input until the end of January 2021. The Council survey for the plan gives us another opportunity to highlight that climate action is a priority for the people of Boroondara. You can find the link to the survey here.
Don't miss these opportunities to tell Council what you think!
You are welcome to leave feedback for our non-partisan, community group based Kooyong Votes Climate campaign. Given the seriousness of the accelerating impacts from fossil fuel emissions, we very much appreciate your concern for our children's future and desire to protect the natural world that sustains us.