Climate Change Council

The ACT Climate Change Council (Council) advises the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Simon Corbell, on matters relating to reducing greenhouse gas emission as well as addressing and adapting to climate change. It was established by the ACT Government in 2011 under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010.

In exercising its functions the Council looks to consult with business and the community on climate change matters. The Council meets at least four times a year to discuss themed topics in relation to climate change matters that are of relevance in the current ACT context.

The Council produces an annual report of their activities, including any advice given or recommendations made to the Minister.

In 2015 the Council released a Sub National-Climate Change Policies - How does the ACT compare? Report to compare the climate targets and actions of the ACT with other jurisdictions and major cities. Media release.

The Council welcomes new member Ms Karen Jesson from Communities@Work. Karen has been appointed as a member to represent the community’s interest in climate change. Information on the experience of the Council can be found here.

From left to right: Professor Will Steffen, Dr Frank Jotzo, Ms Dorte Ekelund, Minister Simon Corbell, Professor Barbara Norman, Mr Toby Roxburgh and Professor Penny Sackett.

Climate Change Council from left: Professor Will Steffen, Dr Frank Jotzo, Ms Dorte Ekelund, Minister Simon Corbell, Professor Barbara Norman, Mr Toby Roxburgh and Professor Penny Sackett (2015). Absent: Ms Karen Jesson.

Engaging with Council members

The Council members are keen to engage the ACT  community on climate change matters. If you would like to raise an issue,  invite members to attend a local event or alert them to some recent climate  change news or research please

Call via Access Canberra 13 22 81

Written correspondence can be sent to:

ACT Climate Change Council
C/- Environment and Planning Directorate
ACT Government
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601

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