27 September 2023

ACT’s climate action on world stage

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The ACT’s policies for tackling climate change have been shared with the world at a recent international Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in the United States.

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury said he joined the Mayor of Sacramento, California, Darrell Steinberg to host an affiliate event at GCAS, further cementing the ACT as a leader in climate change action.

“Together, we collaborated with other mid-sized global cities, such as Copenhagen, Santa Monica and Guadalajara, on how to develop and implement strong, enduring action on climate change,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The ACT is already seeing the benefits of our early action on climate change, with some of the lowest renewable electricity prices in Australia and our renewable energy projects attracting business, research and educational opportunities.”

He said other cities were also keen to harness the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy future.

“At the conclusion of the affiliate event, a Carbon Zero Cities Declaration was signed by the ACT and Sacramento, committing the cities to continue to exchange knowledge and experience to build capacity for climate action,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Canberra and Sacramento are similar in size and are showing what can be done at a sub-national level to drive the transition to a zero carbon future,” he said.

“We both have ambitious targets and actions in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Information on the Global Climate Action Summit can be accessed at this PS News link.

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