Cities Power Partnership

by Cities Power Partnership

(NGO)

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The Cities Power Partnership is a free, national program that celebrates and accelerates local government climate solutions.

Project implemented: June 2017

Project goal

To empower local governments across Australia to become a force for positive action on climate change.

delivering on

why is this project important?

Councils are crucial to Australia's climate solution and can build community renewable energy capacity and climate resilience.

Key steps to make it happen

1Become a Power Partner

Partners access online knowledge resources and tools, are buddied with two other councils and are profiled in the media.

2Power Up

Partners have 6 months to select 5 key climate actions covering renewable energy, efficiency, transport and advocacy.

3Power On

Partners report on progress against key actions in a 6 monthly survey, following the submission of their 5 pledge items.

impact to date

70
member councils representing 8 million Australians signed up to program.
1200
positive media items about local government climate action achieved.
30
events run across Australia, reaching over 5500 people.
38
local governments have submitted climate action pledges.

The Cities Power Partnership is a free, national program that celebrates and accelerates local government climate solutions.

Having swiftly grown to 70 councils representing over 8 million Australians, the program works with councils to tackle climate change locally, from tiny rural shires through to the largest metropolitan councils.

Councils pledge to reduce their climate impact through renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and other climate solutions. They have access to expert support and are connected with other councils to share knowledge.

 

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