Submission in Response to the Climate Change Authority Consultation Paper

In response to the scientific evidence on anthropogenic climate change, local government has for over two decades been actively engaged in programs to reduce carbon emissions from council operations and to implement emissions abatement programs in communities.

Local governments recognise Australia’s exceptional vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Even a 1.5° C increase in warming will impact council assets and services, generate unbudgeted financial impacts and affect the wellbeing of the community, particularly those vulnerable to weather extremes.


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