Councillor - Steph Amir has used her bi-monthly column in her local ward community news letter to highlight Darebin Councils One of the first actions this council term.
"Council took after being elected was to declare a climate emergency. Until now, most Australian climate policies aimed to make modest reductions in carbon emissions while having the smallest possible impact on other areas of business or life. response to the Climate Emergency.
Our climate emergency plan takes a different approach, acknowledging that we need to urgently make big changes to avoid catastrophic climate change. When an emergency strikes – like a bushfire, pandemic or a war – there’s no time to lose. It’s the same with our climate. We need rapid mobilisation of people and resources, together with huge shifts in how we create and use energy.
But we can’t tackle this emergency alone. We need experts, community leaders, business leaders, and people from all three levels of government working together. Darebin’s climate emergency conference is coming up in September and it’s your chance to get involved in the climate emergency movement that started in Darebin and has already extended to places as near as Coburg and as far as California. One of the special guests is co-founder of Getup, Jeremy Heimans–it’ll be an event not to miss!"