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Ironbark frequently contributes reports, information and time to the sector. Over the last decade we have written hundreds of articles, delivered webinars and developed presentations and reports that we have promoted through this website, our newsletter and social media.

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Nearly 100 councils in Australia have completed internationally-recognised community emissions profiles and dozens that have set targets in line with what the science demands. It’s now time to move onto how we can use that information to determine the most effective pathways to action. At this webinar, we’ll explain how councils can ensure you are selecting interventions that will give your municipality the best chance of meeting emissions reductions targets.

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On Thursday 15th February 2018 I was in a series of meetings with Bundaberg Regional Council in Queensland as we sought input in the development of their new Clean Energy Bundaberg strategy. We were facilitating workshops with staff from Assets, Transport, Finance, Buildings, Environment, Parks and Gardens, Executive Management and everything in between when things took an interesting turn!

 

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In late April 2018, ICLEI Oceania, Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability launched the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018, a 34 page report that is the end result of the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed. Download the report and come along to a webinar on Monday 21st May where we'll be presenting the report in detail; analysing some of the trends; getting deeper into the data with our...

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The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is the leading international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society. A new draft common global reporting framework has been released and ICLEI Oceania are seeking feedback and input. Come along to the webinar on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - hear what this all means and have your say in program design!

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Ironbark are thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with ICLEI Oceania and Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) to develop the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed! We're inviting Australian council and community stakeholders to take part in the survey to better understand local government climate change actions, policies, strategies and targets. The survey will identify successful case studies across Australia and help...

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Ironbark Sustainability is supporting PhD Research relevant to local government across Australia, and internationally. Close Ironbark friend and local government expert Helen Scott, a PhD Candidate at RMIT University, is looking into monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation in local governments. Many Australian councils have assessed their risk and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, and are implementing climate change adaptation actions to lessen this risk. However,...

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Now that President-elect Trump has the keys to the White House, governments, businesses, communities and individuals around the world are all wondering what impact this will have on their lives. The litany of disgraceful conduct and beliefs from the soon-to-be President are well known but in this article we analyse what impact the change in political direction from Washington will have on Australian local government sustainability projects.

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In late 2016 the NSW Office of Local Government are releasing Round 2 of their Innovation Grants to help rural councils with populations of less than 10,000 explore new ways to sustain their communities and maintain local services. Why not get prepared now? There’s a $2 million bucket remaining and the guidelines are already available.

 

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The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) was launched last week in Melbourne, representing a massive step forward for sustainability in the built environment and in the planning process. BESS was created to assist designers, builders and developers in demonstrating that they meet sustainability requirements during the planning permit application process for any new developments, including existing building retrofits. The tool analyses areas such as energy and water consumption,...

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Energy efficiency and renewable energy policies at Federal and State levels have constantly been in the news over the last 12 months, but not so much on how these changes affect councils. Australian councils could well be excused for a feeling of apprehension around the future of mechanisms that support energy efficiency and renewable energy at a local level. However history tells a different story, and it has actually been in the more challenging policy settings where local government has come...

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