Climate Emergency Inner West

A group that advocates for Inner West Council to declare and take action on the climate emergency.


Inner West Council declared a Climate Emergency on 14 May 2019. IC0519(1) Item 7 Notice of Motion: Declaration of Climate Emergency. Motion: (Da Cruz/Kiat)
THAT Council:
1. Publicly acknowledges that we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government; that human induced climate change represents one of the greatest threats to humanity, civilisation, and other species; and that it is still possible to prevent the most catastrophic outcomes if societies take emergency action, including local councils;
2. Include references to this emergency in the CEO’s performance agreement and Council adjust his key performance indicators accordingly to include:
a. 100% divestment of Council’s investment portfolio from fossil fuels;
b. Achieving 100% carbon neutrality AND 100% renewable energy targets by 2025;
c. Making the Inner West a leader in renewable energy for our community by:
i. Establishing the Office of Renewable Energy Innovation;
ii. Expediting the retrofit of Council buildings with solar PV;
iii. Providing a brokerage service to help organisations looking to invest in community energy projects to identify potential partners with suitable roof space in the LGA;
iv. Supporting the Solar Schools program for installation of solar PV on school rooftops across the LGA;
v. Sourcing Council’s daytime power load through a solar PPA, and establishing a second PPA to cover Council’s daytime power load;
vi. Replacing fluorescent street lighting with LED lighting; and
vii. Delivering a ‘zero waste’ strategy; and
viii. Any other relative initiatives approved by Council.
3. Review the annual budget key performance indicators and policies over the course of the next twelve months to focus Council expenditure and revenue on this issue.
Motion Carried
For Motion: Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Porteous, Stamolis, Steer and York
Against Motion: Nil
Absent: Cr Passas
Councillor Passas returned to the Meeting at 8:25 pm.
Source: Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 14 May 2019

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