Adelaide Hills Council has become the second Council in South Australia, and thirteenth in Australia, to declare a Climate Emergency. The decision, which was made unanimously at the March Ordinary Council Meeting, reflects Council's preparedness to provide leadership for our community in addressing the unprecedented threat of climate change.
The motion to declare a Climate Emergency was moved by Councillor Nathan
Daniell, a long-time advocate for environmental issues, who urged his fellow
Council members to support the motion. He spoke of climate change as a global problem, but also a local problem that Council should address to ensure future generations enjoy, at a minimum, the same quality of life that we experience today.
Councillor Kirrilee Boyd seconded the motion and spoke passionately in
support of the declaration and what it could mean for future generations.
Following the unanimous decision to support the Climate Emergency declaration the gallery burst into applause and Mayor Wisdom acknowledged the commitment of Council to tackle climate change, with the motion also including a target of 100 per cent renewable energy to now be incorporated into the preparation of our Carbon Management Plan.
The full resolution can be read in the March Council Meeting Minutes.