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NSW Community Climate Summit

The Institute Specific Issues Committee, Eco-Justice is grateful to receive this report from Sister Patricia Powell RSM regarding the NSW Community Climate Summit. Sisters Patricia Powell RSM and Pat Linnane RSM were participants of the Summit which called for urgent government action.

NSW Community Climate Summit

Last weekend Patricia Powell RSM and Pat Linnane RSM were among more than 90 people from across NSW, who gathered at the NSW Community Climate Summit in Redfern Town Hall to discuss recommendations for government action on climate change. The Summit was organised by the Nature Conservation Council. The participants were chosen to represent the demography of the NSW population and their recommendations will be considered by the NSW Government. Minister for Climate Change, Carmel Tebbutt addressed the gathering and will receive the Summit Report and Recommendations.

The NSW Community Climate Summit recognised climate change was already impacting Australia and they called for urgent government action. Participants felt the situation was so serious that we need immediately to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and move to a society no longer dependent on fossil fuels.

“We need an Emergency Transition Plan to help us transform our society,” said Summit participant, Patricia Powell. “We have come up with some creative and inspiring ideas on what to do and are looking for governments at all levels to take this on board. Only by working together can government, the community and industry address this challenge.”

The Report summarising the group’s specific recommendations will be available on the web and is to be presented to the NSW Government as part of the preparation of the NSW Climate Action Plan.

From: Institute Specific Issues Committee, Eco-Justice (Sisters Claudette Cusack, Mary Dennett, Marie Farrell and Kate McGrath). The Committee warmly invites your response to the article or the issue.
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Contact: Carmel Heagerty RSM, Institute Justice Co-ordinator
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