Mount Alexander Shire Council is calling on the State Government to take stronger action to help local communities tackle climate change.
Council made a submission this month to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into what communities are doing to tackle climate change and how they’re responding, and how the government can support communities.
Endorsed at a council meeting last week, council’s Response to Tackling Climate Change outlined what council and the Mount Alexander Shire community are doing, and what the State Government can do to reduce the severity and adapt to climate change.
Mount Alexander Shire mayor Bronwen Machin said there is a “growing anxiety” about a lack of action on climate change.
“Mount Alexander Shire is home to many active climate change and environment groups who are leading the way in areas such as renewable energy, protecting our environment and reducing waste, and there is growing anxiety about a lack of action at state, national and international levels,” she said.
“In our submission we highlight where the State Government can work with local communities but what we really want to see is stronger leadership at the state level to help us future proof and adapt to climate change, and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.”
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