Evidence Based Climate Action Planning for Australian Local Government

Nearly 100 councils in Australia have completed internationally-recognised community emissions profiles and dozens that have set targets in line with…

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The Other Shoe Will Not Drop: What the 2019 Federal Election Means for Local Government Action on Climate Change

Councils are always open for business on collaborative approaches and funding with other levels of government. So as a sector we'll hope for the best…

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Australian Local Government Climate Review: Final Report!

In late 2018, ICLEI Oceania, Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability launched the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018, a 34 page…

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Greenhouse Alliances Conference 2019 Snapshot: Sharing a Few Gems

We had the pleasure of attending the Victorian Greenhouse Alliances Conference on Friday 20th July 2019. Presentations and summaries will be sent…

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Turtles, Prince Charles, Disney, Rum and Smart Lighting

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…

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Global Covenant of Mayors Consultation Open! Have Your Say on Program Design

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is the leading international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term…

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Smart Cities Funding Round 2: Download the Top 10 Tips for Writing a Smart Cities Funding Application

Here we go again! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years you’d be aware of the Federal Government’s “smart cities” push, which…

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Local Government Climate Action in Metropolitan Melbourne: Two Special Events Thursday 3rd May 2018

Victorian local government sustainability managers and officers are invited to two special workshops on Thursday 3rd May. The first is Local…

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Employment Opportunities May 2018! Project Management; Auditing; Project Support; Admin

Ironbark is seeking part-time staff with project management, building auditing and administration/project support experience to assist with energy…

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Waiting for NSW Government Funding?

The New South Wales State Government recently set up a fund dedicated to support climate change activities. Many councils have been preparing for…

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Webinar: Getting Solar Right: Borrowing from the Best

Procuring, commissioning and monitoring rooftop solar. Hmmm, not the sexiest topics agreed, but important ones that can avoid ongoing headaches in…

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Joining The Solar Gold Rush – Which Bandwagon To Jump On? Webinar Now Available to View!

For councils, leading on solar means making plans in a changing policy landscape, and developing new ways to benefit. The actual panels are now old…

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