Port Phillip is a seaside area, and is particularly prone to the impacts of this climate emergency. Its citizens are also amongst Australia’s most progressive when it comes to recognising the climate crisis and issues of environmental sustainability.
In recognition of the climate emergency we face and uniting behind the science on climate change, PECAN aims to create and sustain a strong climate action movement in Port Phillip to address the climate crisis.
UPCOMING EVENT: Q&A with Professor Ross Garnaut
As we strive to overcome the coronavirus challenge, we need new, practical ideas to restore Australia.
Professor Ross Garnaut will speak to the ideas in Superpower: Australia’s low-carbon opportunity and present the themes in his forthcoming book Reset to show how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work.
2020 COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The upcoming council election in the City of Port Phillip is critical for ongoing climate action. We sent a questionnaire to all candidates in order to test their responses on key environmental and climate action issues at Port Phillip Council.
BUILDING LOCAL ACTION
PECAN encourages the City of Port Phillip to take strong immediate action to tackle the climate emergency. Our plan sets out actions necessary to mitigate our local impact on the environment, and to transition the City of Port Phillip to be an exemplar of local government and community climate emergency action.
A panel of experts takes us through the potential impacts of the proposed gas-led recovery on our climate, health and economy.