Hunter Councils commit to climate change

The Hunter region has committed to collaboratively tackling the shared challenges of changing global energy markets and climate change impacts by joining Australia’s largest local government climate network the Cities Power Partnership.

The Hunter Joint Organisation (Hunter JO) and each of its member councils have signed an agreement to accelerate clean energy initiatives and jobs to move towards a cleaner tomorrow for their communities and set the region up for a prosperous future.

Hunter JO Board Chair and Cessnock City Council Mayor, Bob Pynsent said the collective agreement, coordinated by the Hunter JO, strengthens the Hunter’s reputation as a region that supports meaningful regional responses on to forces beyond its control.

“In order to deal with the simultaneous challenges of changing global energy markets and climate change impacts, our councils need to be able to support one another and coordinate our efforts to benefit our communities across the region,” Bob said.

“By partnering with Cities Power Partnership our councils and the Hunter JO are ensuring that we take joint action for our region and our communities.

“Working collaboratively, we aim to attract more funding, expertise and resources to support region wide and council specific projects.”

Read the full article published in Hunter Headline 18th June 2021