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“Save the islands, Save the world”

On the eve of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to be held in Lima, Peru it is fitting to recall the words of the Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga of Tuvalu at the Pacific Local Government Forum held in Port Moresby in May this year, “Save the Islands, Save the world”. supporting women in their civil and political leadership across three Pacific Island countries Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Bougainville. Martin Brennan, the...



Game Changer?

The Climate Spectator reports "The timing couldn’t be worse for Tony Abbott and his Coalition government.



Biodiversity Milestone

The City of Mandurah’s location along an ecologically sensitive waterway has meant the council has long recognised the pressures on our natural environment along with compounding social and economic pressures.



Adelaide Lord Mayor down by 42 votes

Stephen Yarwood was the City of Adelaide’s youngest-ever Lord Mayor. With 20 years of experience as a town planner in his back pocket he set about over the last 4 years to turn Adelaide from a town into a modern, vibrant and sustainable city and a place to live, do business and visit.



Victorian Election Environmental Expert Panel Review

Tuesday 18 November, 2014 5.30 – 8.00pm RMIT University, Room 007, Building 80, 80/445 Swanston St, Melbourne



EcoMobility World Festival 2015

A unique event will take place in Johannesburg from 1-31 October 2015, during South Africa’s Transport Month. The City will be organizing the world’s second-ever ‘EcoMobility World Festival 2015’ – a month-long car-free city district event.



Councils turn to sustainability to deal with funding cuts

For local councils, funding cutbacks and having to do “more with less“ is standard business practice. But one consultancy that’s worked with 200 local government authorities around the country says sustainability is key to stretching the dollar.