This discussion paper was prepared by Hazel Storey, Associate of the UTS Centre of Local Government with Martin Brennan, CEO and Regional Director, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Oceania, Cheryl Thomas, Executive Director of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) and Stefanie Pillora, Program Manager Research at the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG).
This discussion paper considers the questions:
What are the strengths of the local government sector for a low carbon future and how can these complement national initiatives for a low carbon economy?
How can local governments and the national government work more effectively as partners to achieve mutual goals for a clean energy, low carbon future?
The idea for the paper emerged from the 2011 Local Government Climate Change Round Table coordinated by ACELG and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), and attended by all local governmental associations and by leading councils and academics from around Australia.
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