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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.

Regretfully, this means that ICLEI Oceania will end its CCP milestone support program and projects on 30 June 2009. ICLEI Oceania is making immediate plans to ensure councils will be in the best possible position to continue their climate change mitigation work, with the least possible interruption.

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.

More information about the new CCP Partners Program

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 recognise the commitment and investment all 238 CCP Australia councils have made to reduce their council and community greenhouse gas emissions, and commend them for their pioneering work in addressing the challenges of climate change.

We look forward to continuing and building upon our relationship with local councils to assist their ongoing efforts in this crucial area."

Annual Reports

A list of downloadable Program Reports and National and State Measures Reports.

Cities for Climate Protection® (CCP®) Australia: implementing greenhouse action through a collaboration between the Australian Government and ICLEI Oceania. The CCP® Australia Program is funded by the Australian Government.
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