Darebin City Council has produced the first strategic plan by a government body for an emergency response to the climate threat.
It was developed by Climate Emergency Darebin, a special unit established recently to formally recognise that “we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including by local councils”.
Climate Emergency Darebin’s solutions will be designed to restore a safe climate and provide maximum protection and resilience during the transition to a safe climate.
Climate Emergency Darebin’s focus is on emergency response rather than simply drawing attention to the climate problem (ie. its severity and urgency). They state that ‘business as usual’ and incremental improvements will not create change at the necessary scale and speed.
More information can be found in their Strategic Plan.