The Port Phillip Emergency Climate Action Network (PECAN) consists of the following community groups: Australian Conservation Foundation Macnamara, Australian Youth Climate Coalition , Bayside Climate Change Action Group, Community Alliance of Port Phillip, Jewish Climate Action Group, Locals Into Victoria’s Environment, Port Phillip Alliance for Sustainability, Stop Adani Macnamara and unChain St Kilda.

The public applauds the Climate Emergency Declaration – Photo by Dick Gross

19 September 2019
Port Phillip Council declares a CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Port Phillip Council has joined the growing movement calling for urgent action to address climate change. A motion passed at the Council meeting on 18 September 2019 declares climate change poses a series risk to Australians – including those living in Port Phillip- and should be treated as an emergency.
“This is a local and global emergency, and everyone must do their bit to preserve the liveability of our planet,” Mayor Dick Gross said.
Read more about the declaration and find out what this means in Port Phillip.
An up-to-date list of Australian Councils who have declared a CLIMATE EMERGENCY can be found on this page https://climateemergencydeclaration.org/climate-emergency-declarations-cover-15-million-citizens/


3 April 2019
On Wednesday 3 April 2019 five hundred people attended a forum at the St Kilda Town Hall to hear the Liberal, Labor and Green candidates for the Federal Seat of Macnamara. Students from local schools, and Climate and Energy experts also spoke.
Videos and photos of the Macnamara Climate Change & Energy Forum are below.



A 3 minute address from Eloisa Moses-McMahon a student at Albert Park College.
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A 3 minute address from Annalise Smith & Sabrina Phillips Brash,
both students at Elwood College.



A 7 minute address by Fiona Armstrong from the Climate and Health Alliance.



An 8 minute address from Simon Holmes à Court from the University of Melbourne.



A 3 minute Q&A on the rebuilding of the Port Phillip EcoCentre.
On 27 April, Labor commits to contribute $2.75m to build a new EcoCentre.




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These are one minute highlights, spread through the evening, from the talks of:

– Pam O’Neil – Port Phillip EcoCentre
– Peter Mares – Moderator, Writer and ex-ABC Journalist
– Simon Holmes à Court – Climate & Energy College, University of Melbourne
– Fiona Armstrong – Climate and Health Alliance
– Eloisa Moses-McMahon, Year 11, Albert Park College
– Steph Hodgins-May, Greens Party Candidate
– Josh Burns – Labor Party Candidate
– Kate Ashmor – Liberal Party Candidate
Candidates answering a few key questions submitted on-line and from the audience.
– Sabrina Phillips Brash – Elwood College



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The complete speeches of:
– Pam O’Neil – Port Phillip EcoCentre
– Peter Mares – Moderator, Writer and ex-ABC Journalist
– Simon Holmes à Court – Climate & Energy College, University of Melbourne
– Fiona Armstrong – Climate and Health Alliance
– Eloisa Moses-McMahon, Year 11, Albert Park College



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The complete speeches of:
– Steph Hodgins-May, Greens Party Candidate
– Josh Burns – Labor Party Candidate
– Kate Ashmor – Liberal Party Candidate
Candidates answering all the questions they were asked.



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Final summing up by each of the candidates:
– Kate Ashmor – Liberal Party Candidate
– Josh Burns – Labor Party Candidate
– Steph Hodgins-May, Greens Party Candidate

And a final word from two students from Elwood College:
– Annalise Smith – Elwood College
– Sabrina Phillips Brash – Elwood College



Photos taken during the evening by Julian Meehan.