Changes to CCP Australia
Funding ends but local action will continue
After twelve years of supporting ICLEI Oceania’s Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) program ICLEI has been advised that funding support from the Australian Government will cease at the end of the financial year.
This decision is an outcome of the Australian Government's strategic review of its climate change programs (The Wilkins Review) conducted in 2008.
The cessation of CCP funding does not affect ICLEI Oceania’s other programs.
ICLEI Oceania’s climate work with local government will continue through a new CCP Partners Program, which will provide high-level political and management support to build upon the experience, practical case studies, assistance materials and national and international relationships developed over the last decade.
Comments from Wayne Wescott, ICLEI Oceania CEO
"I am extremely proud of the results we have achieved with Australian local governments through CCP.
Australian councils have shown true leadership over the past twelve years, taking action long before climate change featured prominently in the national consciousness.
Since we began reporting emission reductions in 1998–99, CCP councils have saved over 18 million tonnes of greenhouse gases and approximately $95 million dollars through reduced energy costs.
Through CCP, Australian local governments have gained an international reputation for the solid, systematic and innovative work that they have done over this period of time.
We look forward to continuing and building upon our relationship with local councils to assist their ongoing efforts in this crucial area."
A list of downloadable Program Reports and National and State Measures Reports.