The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors today welcomed the Government’s release of the terms of reference for its review into climate change policies.
CCCLM Chair, Katrina Fong Lim welcomed the announcement of the review.
“Australia is one of the worlds’ most urbanised nations, and our capital cities are instrumental in delivering emissions reductions to meet Australia’s targets”.
“Australia’s capital cities are actively working towards reducing emissions, building resilience and decreasing vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, and each of the capital cities have set high aspirations for climate action for their local government areas”.
Capital city councils look forward to having input into the 2017 review of Australia’s national climate policy, and continuing to work collectively with the Federal and State and Territory governments on this area of critical importance.
“The review needs to ensure the development and implementation of effective national climate change policy settings that promote a national framework for meeting Australia’s international commitments, whilst also addressing the integration of climate policy with energy policy and support for ongoing efforts to strengthen energy networks and markets”.
“Australia’s capital cities are leaders in the implementation of climate action in Australia, and look forward to enhanced collaboration with our federal, state and territory counterparts in this critical area”, Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim concluded.