SIMON Corbell has announced a new effort to ensure the ACT community is singing from the same song book on climate change.
The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Simon, builds on the work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change.
“Climate projections for the ACT indicate warmer and drier conditions with more frequent drought and bushfires. Extreme weather events will become more severe and impact most heavily on the most vulnerable in our community,” Simon said.
“It is clear that actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to future climate changes require close collaboration between the ACT Government and Canberra community.”
The Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change sets out how the ACT Government will build an ongoing dialogue with the community on climate change and make sustainability information readily available to the community, households, schools and businesses.
“It also recognises the importance of developing partnerships with key sectors — households, community organisations and schools, business and industry, knowledge brokers, the wider region and governments — because climate change mitigation and adaptation requires a collective effort.”